Social Engineering

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Christopher Hadnagy
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Harden the human firewall against the most current threats 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. This new Second Edition has been updated with the most current methods used by sharing stories, examples, and scientific study behind how those decisions are exploited. 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.Examine the most common social engineering tricks used to gain accessDiscover which popular techniques generally don't work in the real worldExamine how our understanding of the science behind emotions and decisions can be used by social engineersLearn how social engineering factors into some of the biggest recent headlinesLearn how to use these skills as a professional social engineer and secure your companyAdopt effective counter-measures to keep hackers at bayBy working from the social engineer's playbook, you gain the advantage of foresight that can help you protect yourself and others from even their best efforts. Social Engineering gives you the inside information you need to mount an unshakeable defense.

Even well-meaning people socially engineer situations to accomplish positive goals--for... "Social Engineering Fraud" (SEF) is when a fraudster gains the trust of an individual, usually within a role of influence within a business, and 'tricks' them into sharing confidential information or even transferring funds directly to the criminal. Social engineering uses influence and persuasion to deceive people by convincing them that the social engineer is someone he is not, or by manipulation. Social engineering is a very broad term that covers a lot of the techniques used to hack systems. In basic terms, social engineering uses tricks and psychological tactics to make someone do... Social engineering is the act of manipulating someone into divulging information or doing something that's not usually in their best interest.

With tailgating, a hacker gains ... Social legislation can act as a tool for social engineering- Social Legislations attempts to eliminate imbalance and benefit the entire network instead of a few individuals. Law is the significant occasion of social recreation.