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Discover the secrets of expert con men and human hackers
No matter how sophisticated your security equipment and procedures may be, their most easily exploitable aspect is, and has always been, the human infrastructure. The skilled, malicious social engineer is a weapon, nearly impossible to defend against.
This book covers, in detail, the world′s first framework for social engineering. It defines, explains, and dissects each principle, then illustrates it with true stories and case studies from masters such as Kevin Mitnick, renowned author of The Art of Deception. You will discover just what it takes to excel as a social engineer. Then you will know your enemy.
Tour the Dark World of Social Engineering
Learn the psychological principles employed by social engineers and how they′re used
Discover persuasion secrets that social engineers know well
See how the crafty crook takes advantage of cameras, GPS devices, and caller ID
Find out what information is, unbelievably, available online
Study real–world social engineering exploits step by step
"Most malware and client–side attacks have a social engineering component to deceive the user into letting the bad guys in. You can patch technical vulnerabilities as they evolve, but there is no patch for stupidity, or rather gullibility. Chris will show you how it′s done by revealing the social engineering vectors used by today′s intruders. His book will help you gain better insight on how to recognize these types of attacks."
Kevin Mitnick, Author, Speaker, and Consultant
Where are all the citations? The claims are too bold for the little evidence it provides. I'd say the author has taken the analogy of the Human mind being like a computer way too... Read morePublished 4 months ago by aibsaibs
Well, haven't read it yet, anyway I'm so thrilled about start reading it.Published 5 months ago by Jan Valecka
Social engineering is used everyday, in every aspect of our life, without us even knowing at times! Not just by con men, hackers etc but sales reps, doctors, parents employers,... Read morePublished 15 months ago by daza166
This book offers no real insight and his background doesn't seem legit, which he implies he something to do with 'the real hustle'. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Joe Alt
The author attempted to write a broad book about all possible aspects of social engineering. As he touches all these topics in the book, he often treats subjects in a very shallow... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Fugu
Well written and informative a must for any pen tester but interesting enough to be read by anyone. Highly recommended.Published 18 months ago by Jason Smith