Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking

Ebook Details

Authors

Christopher Hadnagy , Paul Wilson

Year 2010
Pages 416
Publisher Wiley
Language en
ISBN 9780470639535
File Size 6.06 MB
File Format EPUB
Download Counter 9,997

Ebook Description

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 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.