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The first guide 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 and 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 audiobook examines a variety of maneuvers that are aimed at deceiving unsuspecting victims, while it also addresses ways to prevent social engineering threats. 

This audiobook:

  • Examines social engineering and the science and 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; 
  • 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. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2011 Christopher Hadnagy (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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Pass on this or read it yourself

The narrator ruins this for me. no emotion and sounds like my GPS is reading me a book. Don't even know if I'll finish this. so boring

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Good Read overall

Didn't care for the narrator but the content was good. I'd recommend this book.

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Silly

Couldn’t make it past chapter 3. Absolute nonsense. The concept of nudging people and how others influence us is worth better understanding. Try Cialdini.

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  • 07-22-22

Entertaining

This book is mildly entertaining but full of sweeping generalisations and nothing ground breaking.
To sum up, take online security seriously and follow protocols at work to the letter!

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  • 06-05-21

this book has it all! thorough and interesting!

truly amazing book, it was my second listen. it is filled with so much valuable information about every aspect of social engineering, it is truly a must for any person and not just those in the field of cyber security. also just the right amount of examples and stories.

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  • 04-11-21

Great and very informative

From start to finish very this was easy to listen to, take in the information and I’ve already purchased the hard copy
Great book !