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 & Technology 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.
Examines social engineering, the Science & Technology of influencing a target to perform a desired task or divulge information;
Arms you with invaluable information about the many methods of trickery that hackers use in order to gather information with the intent of executing identity theft, fraud, or gaining computer system access; and
Reveals vital steps for preventing 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 this audiobook provides.
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YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK... OR YOU WILL DIE
- Elija Button
Waste of time, literally
Constantly trying to "sell" me the book's idea when I have clearly already purchased it.
The scene where I pressed the stop button and moved on to the next book in my "to listen to" list.
I never got past the chapter 3 as the book was STILL trying to sell me the idea of itself instead of teaching me something interesting. The "amazing" example of a successful con where a woman was distracted by the conman's accomplices while he steals her handbag that rested on a chair next to her? REALLY? A genius and meticulously planned heist or a gamble that she may or may not notice her handbag being stolen from right under her nose? Apparently, the secret to stealing someone's valued possession is to remain calm and confident.
Based on the book's title, I expected to be learning to negotiate with people and getting a better deal whilst doing so, not listen to at least three chapters of why this book is amazing and how it can transform my life...