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Unmasking the Social Engineer: The Human Element of Security digs into nonverbal human communications and how it affects social engineering. This book delves deep into how attacks against companies and individuals use nonverbal communications every day. It explains nonverbal communications and demonstrates with visuals, the connection of non-verbal behavior to social engineering and scamming. The reader will gain the knowledge needed to help protect their organization. The book clearly combines both the practical and technical aspect of the social engineer revealing all the various dirty tricks that scammers use as well as pinpoints what to look for on the nonverbal side to detect the social engineer. What is nonverbal communication? What is Social Engineering? Understanding the Language of the Hands Science Behind the Torso, Legs and Feet The Science Behind the Face - Understanding the 7 base emotions and how they are displayed The Limbic System and social Engineering The Moral Molecule - Trust and the Social Engineer The Power of Empathy in Social Engineering Using Nonverbals as a Social EngineerShow more
A global security expert draws on psychological insights to help you master the art of social engineering—human hacking. Make friends, influence people, and leave them feeling better for having met you by being more empathetic, generous, and kind. Eroding social conventions, technology, and rapid economic change are making human beings more stressed and socially awkward and isolated than ever. We live in our own bubbles, reluctant to connect, and feeling increasingly powerless, insecure, and apprehensive when communicating with others. A pioneer in the field of social engineering and a master hacker, Christopher Hadnagy specializes in understanding how malicious attackers exploit principles of human communication to access information and resources through manipulation and deceit. Now, he shows you how to use social engineering as a force for good—to help you regain your confidence and control. Human Hacking provides tools that will help you establish rapport with strangers, use body language and verbal cues to your advantage, steer conversations and influence other’s decisions, and protect yourself from manipulators. Ultimately, you’ll become far more self-aware about how you’re presenting yourself—and able to use it to improve your life. Hadnagy includes lessons and interactive “missions”—exercises spread throughout the book to help you learn the skills, practice them, and master them. With Human Hacking, you’ll soon be winning friends, influencing people, and achieving your goals. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.Show more
Identity theft, fraud, and deception - these are the titles in every newspaper around the globe. As these threats increase it is even more important for consumers, IT Staff and security professionals to be aware and prepared to combat against these. How can we do that without proper education? This book provides a basis for this education and a foundation for protection from social engineering. The best deterrent to a crime is to reveal how the crime is perpetrated. This book provides that reveal and at the same time, steps through how to prevent social engineering threats. Of significant interest is the case study section: Dissecting The Art of Deception's Case Studies Obtaining Information from the DMV The Social Security Administration Our own Case Studies The Over confident CEO The Theme Park Email Scandal As a bonus, readers can also link directly to: http://www.backtrack-linux.org/downloads/ for the latest version of BackTrack Social Engineers Edition, one of the world's premiere penetration testing distributions, with tools and features focused on the social engineer. BackTrack and its solid community can be reviewed at www.remote-exploit.org.Show more
Social Engineering: The Science of Human Hacking reveals the craftier side of the hacker's repertoire-why hack into something when you could just ask for access? Undetectable by firewalls and antivirus software, social engineering relies on human fault to gain access to sensitive spaces; in this book, renowned expert Christopher Hadnagy explains the most commonly-used techniques that fool even the most robust security personnel, and shows you how these techniques have been used in the past. The way that we make decisions as humans affects everything from our emotions to our security. Hackers, since the beginning of time, have figured out ways to exploit that decision making process and get you to take an action not in your best interest. Networks and systems can be hacked, but they can also be protected; when the 'system' in question is a human being, there is no software to fall back on, no hardware upgrade, no code that can lock information down indefinitely. Human nature and emotion is the secret weapon of the malicious social engineering, and this book shows you how to recognize, predict, and prevent this type of manipulation by taking you inside the social engineer's bag of tricks.Show more