• The Social Engineer's Playbook: A Practical Guide to Pretexting

  • By: Jeremiah Talamantes
  • Narrated by: Tom Taverna
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • 3.9 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Social Engineer's Playbook is a practical guide to pretexting and a collection of social engineering pretexts for Hackers, Social Engineers, and Security Analysts. Build effective social engineering plans using the techniques, tools and expert guidance in this book. 

Learn valuable elicitation techniques, such as: Bracketing, Artificial Ignorance, Flattery, Sounding Board, and others. 

This book covers an introduction to tools, such as: Maltego, Social Engineer Toolkit, Dradis, Metasploit, and Kali Linux among others. 

Crucial to any social engineering test is the information used to build it. Discover the most valuable sources of intel and how to put them to use.

©2014 Jeremiah Talamantes (P)2017 Hexcode Publishing

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Needs resource list

This book needs an accompanying PDF or web site with a list of resources. I would like to see a cheat sheet for the plays and a comprehensive list of the websites mentioned. Listening to someone spell out a web address gets tedious.

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Too much filler content

Too many URLs and step by step instructions about using specific apps. Why not just upload an supplemental PDF with links and call it a day? Also, the warning about "using this information responsibly" should only be mentioned once. We get it. We don't need reminders every 10 minutes.

All in all, not very informative and at times very redundant.

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Good practical book

the book is good for the practical side of the subject. I would recommend it if you already have some knowledge.