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This review is from: The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security (Paperback)
Like many other reviewers here I disliked the "tone" of the book. Granted, it is clearly written for the American market, but because a lot of the "examples" are fictional, it's hard to empathise. What you notice very quickly is that the book is written for the most basic audience. If you don't know what a trojan is or what a root user is, then maybe you'll learn something. Other than that, the techniques repeat themselves and some of the examples are hopelessly out of date ie. I can't use the internet because I'm on the phone and it's a dial-up connection!
Take this book as a basic explanation of social engineering techniques, and some countermeasures, but nothing more.