Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking
The first book to reveal and dissect the technical aspect of many social engineering maneuvers
From elicitation, pretexting, influence and manipulation all aspects of social engineering are picked apart, discussed and explained by using real world examples, personal experience and the science behind them to unraveled the mystery in social engineering.
Kevin Mitnick—one of the most famous social engineers in the world—popularized the term “social engineering.” He explained that it is much easier to trick someone into revealing a password for a system than to exert the effort of hacking into the system. Mitnick claims that this social engineering tactic was the single-most effective method in his arsenal. This indispensable book examines a variety of maneuvers that are aimed at deceiving unsuspecting victims, while it also addresses ways to prevent social engineering threats.
Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking does its part to prepare you against nefarious hackers—now you can do your part by putting to good use the critical information within its pages.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - csweder - LibraryThing
This book was a very nice blend of technology, social rules and customs, and even psychology--Hadnagy has definitely done his homework. The good thing is that Hadnagy wrote this book to help people ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MarkBeronte - LibraryThing
From elicitation, pretexting, influence and manipulation all aspects of social engineering are picked apart, discussed and explained by using real world examples, personal experience and the science ... Read full review