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Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking

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Post Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:05 pm

Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking

Seems like a great Christmas present: Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking. :)
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Post Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:23 am

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Agreed :) It's on my wish-list for sure.
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Post Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:53 am

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UPS just delivered my copy yesterday.  Can't put it down.  An excellent read.
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Post Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:45 am

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My copy arrived a few days ago and I've read a few pages and skimmed over some random chapters/pages and so far, it's a very interesting book. I'm hoping to read the entire book soon and hopefully provide a detailed review.
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Post Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:50 am

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I look forward to hearing the review Data.  I love the cover, that's a good start heh. After I finish my xfit cert and my cissp, that might be a good 'cool down' book heh.
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Post Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:07 pm

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Got my copy  ;D but still reading some other materials at the moment. I'll hopefully get to it soon and come back with views.
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Post Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:44 am

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Nice, lucky bugger.
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Post Thu May 12, 2011 1:53 am

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Yes, i agree that. Its only for company brad promotion and marketing. And they thinking how to make attention from human or customers.
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Post Thu May 12, 2011 5:47 am

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Was about to buy this book today but have to many to read at the moment. it is on my wish list so should get round to it soon.
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Post Fri May 13, 2011 12:19 am

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Jamie.R wrote:Was about to buy this book today but have to many to read at the moment. it is on my wish list so should get round to it soon.


That didn't stop me, I still bought it. :)

Got my copy a few weeks ago, but haven't gotten to it yet. Actually other than the web, which is mostly Here, email, hockey game twitter and the toool forum (as far as I use it these days), I haven't read much at all.
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Post Fri May 13, 2011 7:16 am

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Can someone write a short review of this book? I am interested, but unsure at the moment...

I saw a review stating:
This book is not written for people in the security field, nor is it really written for people who want to know more about their personal security.


And...
Overall the three things I took from this book are: 1) shred your trash so dumpster divers can't find sensitive information; 2) don't use company email for non-business matters because SE's can use that information to create enticing emails with malware hidden in them; and 3) every time you put information onto anything - Facebook, hobby sites, fan clubs, even Amazon - there are many software packages out there that SE's can use to collect all that information and make profiles to use against you.


So, I am not that sure about it...
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Post Fri May 13, 2011 9:57 am

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Those quotes were only from one Amazon review.  31 of the 34 current reviews are 5 stars, and I recognize a few of those names from the infosec industry.  I've only picked up the book and read through it for about 4hrs while at Barnes and Noble one day, but from what I was able to read it was not as bad as that reviewer made it out to be.  Nothing against Kevin Mitnick, but I'd say "very broad, no depth" would apply better to "Art of Deception" when compared to this book.
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Post Fri May 13, 2011 11:36 am

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Thanks lorddicranius

I tend to only read bad reviews because I find I rarely learn anything useful from the 5 stars. But that being said, I can make up my own mind and not just believe everything they say!  :D
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Post Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:45 pm

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Apologies for got to come back with my view on this book. http://rabray.wordpress.com/2011/05/04/ ... ng-review/

Certainly enjoyed it. Gave me ideas for things to check out further.
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