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Books shelved as social-engineering: Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking by Christopher Hadnagy, The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Ele. The first book to reveal and dissect the technical aspect of many social engineering maneuvers From elicitation, pretexting, influence and manipulation all. Find Social engineering books online. Get the best Social engineering books at our marketplace.

Chapter 6 lists these types of authority: Legal authority. Organisational authority. Social authority in western countries, clothing, cars and titles. The author also describes the value of commitment and consistency with actions e.

Liking people like people who like them. People need to be liked, they change their behaviour to be liked by others. Good-looking people succeed more than not good-looking people. Humans attribute more good traits and skills to good-looking people. Dissecting the social engineer This chapter provides a valuable set of examples coming from the author and from Mr Mitnick himself.

Prevention and mitigation creating a personal security awareness culture and the importance of developing scripts and being aware of the criticality of the information you are dealing with. A well done overview with added depth in key areas - overall, an excellent resource for any IT professional and will provide utility for a penetration tester looking to strengthen the person-to-person attack vector. This book is probably best served as paper, versus audio - or at least supplemented with the actual book.

This is partly due to the many lists and references and partly due to the off-putting narration. It wasn't bad, but "good" isn't quite the right word either. This book and further A well done overview with added depth in key areas - overall, an excellent resource for any IT professional and will provide utility for a penetration tester looking to strengthen the person-to-person attack vector.

This book and further study and practice in the areas outlined are a means to becoming a more effective Penetration tester.

To the accusers that Hadnagy is presenting tools for manipulation, and criticizing him for that Attackers will use whatever means; ethical or not, to infiltrate a company's infrastructure.

NLP, framing, microexpressions - all of the tools and techniques covered in this book. And they will use others only partly acknowledged in this book, such as blackmail and other means of social leverage.

Understanding that "manipulating" humans is common in this field is vital to defense against them. It is ironic that most people are manipulated on a daily basis by advertisers and governments, yet can't come to terms with the methods in the context of information security.

This isn't conspiracy theory - it is business. Anyway - great book for understanding the challenges of IT security, particularly for the understanding of human vulnerabilities in order to deliver network infiltration devices and software. Nov 10, Jonathan Jeckell rated it really liked it Shelves: While the US government is fixated with all things cyber, this book shows how physical and technical security systems can easily be bypassed.

It mainly trends to following professional penetration testers, but also provided insight into improving your ability to influence others, as well as protect yourself from predatory manipulation, like hoaxes, scams, spear phishing, etc. The part about how woefully inadequate most corporate information awareness courses are made me laugh out loud since it p While the US government is fixated with all things cyber, this book shows how physical and technical security systems can easily be bypassed.

The part about how woefully inadequate most corporate information awareness courses are made me laugh out loud since it pretty much nailed US DoD's abysmally boring and useless marathon that most people just click through. It provided very savvy advice on how to provide your organization with effective information assurance training.

View all 3 comments. Jul 19, Amir Tesla rated it it was ok Shelves: This books contains the basic principles of S. The very downside of it though, is that the information provided in each domain is too trivial. Once you hit a new chapter and have a glance at the title you would say wow it must be very interesting but as you proceed along the content you get disappointed since many things stays opaque. There are introduced interesting topics that can be used in an SE process like elicitation, framing, persuasion techniques, NLP etc.

I would recommend this book a very basic introduction and guideline to those who are interested in SE. Mar 10, Weston rated it it was amazing Shelves: This was an excellent book. Normally, I don't read books like this one cover to cover.

I browse through them, looking at interesting parts, and then they sit on my shelf until I want to reference something in them. That almost happened with this book.

I read about half way through it back in March, and then started reading some other things. About a week ago, I picked it back up and had a hard time putting it down. The explanations in the book are great, and the material is fascinating. It is sc This was an excellent book. It is scary how easily people give out information. Jul 30, R. Christopher Hadnagy's worldview is suspect. Under the guise of showing his readers how to prevent falling prey to shysters trying to defraud them, he is really teaching his readers how to manipulate and fool people into doing what is wanted.

Again and again he exhorts his readers to not break the law, yet much of what he recommends would be considered unethical and immoral by anyone who believes in respect for others. Bad stuff. View all 8 comments. Aug 29, Takedown rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book just amazing!!! So much valuable information, very fun and easy to read! Must read if you do security audit or just interested in social engineering! This is also one of the best psychological book so worth a look even if you not interested in IT.

Mar 31, Douglas Matthews rated it really liked it. Chris Hadnagy provides an excellent primer into the world of social engineering. If you want to understand the threat, learn to think how the bad guys think.

Plus, there are many aspects of social engineering that have perfectly legitimate uses and purposes in ordinary personal and business life. Dec 13, Joycec rated it really liked it. It's great insight into how trusting we can be and how others can use this to exploit us. There are parts that are way too technical for most of us but overall the book was worth reading. Mar 20, Dan rated it it was amazing Shelves: I thought "Art of Deception" was the best book out there on the subject of social engineering, and then I read this Apr 11, Jose rated it really liked it Shelves: Not bad.

It was not a academical as I was thinking at first, it was more on the entertaining side. Feb 13, John rated it liked it. Interesting, but way too credulous on the NLP nonsense. Mar 01, Dgg32 rated it it was amazing.

Nice facts, useful tipps. Jul 30, Miguel Dominguez rated it liked it. This book purports to be an educational resource for learning social engineering: That is, manipulating people into gaining access to their secure information.

It's meant as a guide for penetration testers who want to sell their services to security conscious companies. The problem is that this book is not really a useful textbook. Reading it is like spending an evening having a conversation with a social engineer where he tells you all his tips and tricks.

At a high level you get the concepts, b This book purports to be an educational resource for learning social engineering: At a high level you get the concepts, but you have no chance of just running out and applying it.

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Most of the concepts the author says to "just practice. Maybe social engineering is just having good social skills and knowing how to exploit people's natural tendencies. At which point this book is maybe pages too long.

The low point in this book is towards the middle, that talks about the psychology of manipulation. This person is not a trained psychologist, but he appears to try to read the literature.

That said, he isn't able to sell his understanding. At worst, some of it sounds like pseudoscience. Still, there's a lot of fun anecdotes about the author's exploits breaking into companies. It does seem chilling how many vectors social engineers have to exploit. I think everyone who reads this will find something they do that leaves them open to exploitation.

It is an eye opener, even if it doesn't teach you the trade particularly well. Jun 19, Liz Mclean-Knight rated it really liked it.

Social Engineering : The Science of Human Hacking

This is a pretty good into to SE, and some nice anecdotes are thrown in along the way. If you've already been studying the topic, a lot of it is redundant but I can see it being a nice thing to have one's employees read in order to take SE seriously as a security issue.

He touches on microexpressions and Neurolinguistic Programming NLP in deceptive conversations, but these are very surface-level discussions. Here are a few resources I've found on various subjects that are more deep-dives: Body This is a pretty good into to SE, and some nice anecdotes are thrown in along the way. Aug 02, Mike Maurer rated it it was ok Shelves: I picked up the book with the intent of learning more about Social Engineering and how I could defend against bad actors.

It sounded like the author knew his subject and was sharing. But the author needs a better editor. The focus of the book wanders, so that on the same page the tone is for a person like me and then a couple paragraphs later, someone who wants to be a social engineering auditor.

I'd be fine either way, but the constant flopping around made for difficult reading.

The biggest omi I picked up the book with the intent of learning more about Social Engineering and how I could defend against bad actors. The biggest omission is in the beginning the text states there is an appendix, but there isn't The stories are the best part, though there isn't a solid narative to support them. Tidbits spring up out of nowhere, then are not connected to the next page.

I think a lot could have been discussed around is numerous educational stories. That would have been much better. In the end, I learned about the author's website and the surface of social engineering. Propaganda Paperback by Edward L. The Art of Invisibility: Unmasking the Social Engineer: Het weekend van 7 dagen Hardcover by Ricardo Semler. A Book of Five Rings: Meditations Paperback by Marcus Aurelius.

The Craft of Power Hardcover by R. No Tech Hacking: Rules for Radicals: Intellectuals and Society Hardcover by Thomas Sowell. Public Opinion Paperback by Walter Lippmann. Trust Me, I'm Lying: Words That Work: Spy the Lie: Miller Editor. The Republic Paperback by Plato. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Online Security is getting every day more and more important.

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Rafiqul Islam, who isHowever, if you ask an interesting question and the person stops twitching their leg, this is now different from the established baseline and something you should pay attention to during the conversation. Watching the competitors as well as the speakers is also an education.

I just finished reading the book Social Engineering by Chris Hadnagy and wanted to share with you my thoughts.

Book Review: Social Engineering: The Science of Human Hacking

Be it a Three-card Monte scammer at Times Square, or a social engineer dressed-up a termite inspector; their goal is the same, to win your confidence. What impressed me the most was how extensive the material was on all the different concepts and theories.

The author says this is very powerful too because now the attacker controls the next step: what to send, when, and how much to share. The methods may at first differ in brutality.