“Social engineering” as an act of psychological manipulation was popularized by hacker-turned-consultant Kevin Mitnick
Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking

Christopher Hadnagy, Author
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 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.

“Most malware and client-side attacks have a social engineering component to deceive the user into letting the bad guys in. You can patch technical vulnerabilities as they evolve, but there is no patch for stupidity, or rather gullibility. Chris will show you how it’s done by revealing the social engineering vectors used by today’s intruders. His book will help you gain better insight on how to recognize these types of attacks,” said Kevin Mitnick, about the book.

Order this book today to know more about present and emerging social engineering threats to your business Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking

Examines social engineering, the science 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
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 within its pages.

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Forward written by Paul Wilson from The Real Hustle UK.
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