10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security (Paperback)
The Art of Deception provided more of an entertaining read, than a "How To" book. Whilst I would reccomend the book to anyone interested in network security, I wouldnt reccomend it to those who physically want to go and do it themselves. The book is influenced more on to defending yourself, than attacking others.
The book is full of entertaining little stories about how 'social engineers' are able to obtain sensitive information, just by 'asking for it', along with explainations of the techniques used, why it worked, and how you can prevent something similar happening to you.
Given the content, and the quality of the book, it is definitely worth the money. Just dont be dissapointed if you were looking to be able to go and do it yourself.