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Computer Hacking
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Computers & Technology
Social Engineering
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44 Reddit comments about Social Engineering:

u/MrAristo · 26 pointsr/realsocialengineering

Wow, 24 hours and no replies?!

Fine, you know what? FUCK IT!

Alright, first off - While you can concentrate on physical, understanding the basics of the digital side of things will make you more valuable, and arguably more effective. I'll take this opportunity to point you at Metasploit and tell you to atleast spend an hour or so each week working to understand it. I'm not saying you have to know it backwards or inside-out, just get a basic understanding.

But you said you want to go down the physical path, so fuck all that bullshit I said before, ignore it if you want, I don't care. It's just a suggestion.

Do you pick locks? Why not? Come on over to /r/Lockpicking and read the stickied post at the top. Buy a lockpick set. You're just starting so you can go a little crazy, or be conservative. Get some locks (Don't pick locks you rely on!) at a store, and learn the basics of how to pick.

Your fingers will get sore. Time to put down the picks and start reading:

u/VA_Network_Nerd · 20 pointsr/ITCareerQuestions

Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking
All of your security infrastructure is meaningless if I can call Suzy in Accounting and ask her for her password.

TCP/IP Illustrated, Vol. 1: The Protocols
Yes, I know this book is old. This book is the Mutha-Fecking 1969 Camaro 454SS of networking books.
It simply NEVER goes out of style.

Wireshark for Security Professionals: Using Wireshark and the Metasploit Framework
If you don't have a basic understanding of Wireshark and Packet Analysis, you're useless to me.
You don't have to be a wizard. You don't have to look at the Matrix and see Blondes or Red Heads. But you MUST possess a clue.
I have no specific love for this book. Just pick any good looking Wireshark book writen for an InfoSec audience.

DNS and BIND (5th Edition)
The author "Cricket Liu" is THE DNS guy. He literally wrote the book on DNS.

Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions Foundation Learning Guide: (3rd Edition)
The Cisco CCDA track will teach you focus on technical requirements, and aligning network functionality to match those requirements. Data Networking is CRITICAL knowledge to InfoSec professionals. But you might find this an easier starting point than CCNA.

u/timmyburns · 16 pointsr/LifeProTips

Shit yea. Peep The Art Of Human Hacking by Hadnagy - it's incredible. Goes into the science behind human interaction.

Now, keep in mind that I'm not suggesting you manipulate people to do your bidding, although that can be done using these same techniques. With great power comes great responsibility!

u/LocalAmazonBot · 9 pointsr/SocialEngineering

Here are some links for the product in the above comment for different countries:

Link: Social Engineering

u/tacticalintel · 7 pointsr/SocialEngineering

chris hadnagy has a good book

kevin mitnick also has one "the art of deception"

hopefully my book will come out soon too :-)

u/NoShadowKicks · 7 pointsr/preppers

I will use these two weapons.

This and this.

u/urbal · 7 pointsr/SocialEngineering

Where Ghost in the Wires is more a story book filled with great tales of hacking and phreaking, Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking is more a HowTo book for SE.

u/dunnomate · 7 pointsr/hacking
u/ultrabowser · 5 pointsr/2b2t
u/InAFakeBritishAccent · 3 pointsr/news

I remember reading this one

I went to the NCSU stacks and grabbed an armful from the psychology section so my memory is fuzzy. The best one had a profile of two people's faces yelling at each other but I can't remember the title.

Other good reads that will roundabout teach the same mechanics:

A classic

A more fun read, but less relevant.

With more entrenched ideas like politics it may be useful to look into books on the mechanics of brainwashing. If you learn how to build a bomb, you learn a lot about diffusing them. You also may learn we're all mildly brainwashed in some innocuous way or another.

And if you're not much of a reader, Chris Voss puts most of these ideas pretty eloquently.

Edit: The ones that look more like textbooks than self help tend to be more useful with the exception of Dale Carnegie.

u/arcsr · 3 pointsr/exmormon

Let me just say this: if you are wanting a community and spiritual feelings or feel goods are there other places that you could get those things? If you check out r/Frisson/ you might get some of those spiritual feelings without the need for a church. Or you can learn how to get strong spritual feelings anytime you like by just remembering a time when you felt that way and then focus on that feeling. Actors use this method to recall feelings during their plays, shows etc so they can make the scene believable. (usually done with anger sadness joy) As for a community wouldn't you rather just join a meetup that already has ideals that meet your own instead of having to do mental gymnastics to make your worldview work? Also be prepared as Mormons tend to be super friendly when they are trying to convert you but once you are converted they focus their efforts elsewhere. That isn't to say this will absolutely happen but it can just ask some of those that are ex-converts to the church on this subreddit you will see what I mean. I think you would be better off finding some real authentic people that think similarly to you and are able to think critically about everything in their lives instead of just anything that doesn't involve religion. Read before you join as well so you know some of the old fallacies and doctrines that are in the history of the church or in other words the un-whitewashed version of TSCC. Also consider do you really want to give your money to a group of con-artists that are working actively to get people to not think critically but instead want people to just have faith in them and their doctrine? If you do this you are perpetuating the problem, if you join, then those who aren't thinking critically of TSCC will just be even more enthralled because "hey look guys an atheist just joined see we have the truth!" Please recognize their niceness for what it is even though they even may genuinely believe they are being nice they are that way because they are told to be from TSCC toward converts not because they actually think they need to help a fellow human just for the sake of helping them, this is especially true if they are trying to pressure you to join. Just think will they still be just as friendly if I decide not to join? If the answer is no then it would seem to me that they are trying to get something out of such as a pat on a back from their bishop, or trying to get a promotion calling such as become a bishop. Think of them as salesmen they actually use many of the same tactics, which also happen to be similar to what social engineers use. Social engineer is just an elaborate name for a con-artist. See what I mean in this book [here.] ( As for social conservative please elaborate do you dislike gays? if not they you will see this church does some real damage with that community with their policy that any gay families children can't be baptized till they are 18 and renounce their parents marriage. It's really outrageous. If you just want limited government then I share that sentiment I don't really love either party, as such you can find people that share your values and don't need to join a church to get spiritual fulfillment and social fulfillment.

u/mdavis00 · 3 pointsr/SocialEngineering

Chris Hadnagy's Art of Hunam Hacking is a good read. Its on audible too.

u/tekalon · 3 pointsr/SocialEngineering and the book are good starting points.

u/IUsedToBeACave · 3 pointsr/The_Mueller

> In what way is that a HACK on our election?

Social engineering is an accepted form of hacking. Proof

u/username6571 · 2 pointsr/SocialEngineering

It's like on the cover of this book

u/munky9001 · 2 pointsr/netsec

>*Learn social engineering, somehow.

It just came out couple days ago. Publisher's release date is today infact. For that reason I havent read it and cant say if it's good or not.

u/SirBaronBamboozle · 2 pointsr/HowToHack
u/nickik · 2 pointsr/suggestmeabook

You might like, Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking. Its actually happend and he uses a combination of computer and human hacking to achive his goals. Its not one long story but multible storys.

He has many more books on the subject.

u/Javlin · 2 pointsr/IWantToLearn

I am an avid "people watcher" and notice things other people don't. I often accidently memorize things I would never need to memorize.
(like the license plate from the car in front of mine while driving)

Advice (things I have noticed):

Watch things, see a bird? Watch it. See a group of people? Watch them. It helps to be in a higher place. Have you ever noticed people almost NEVER look up when in the mall? Stands at the edge and look down.
Always, always, always, look around. Never stop looking around. Learn to do it naturally and to pay attention to something or someone while still studying your surroundings.

If you feel wierd watching people, wear headphones or hold a phone. Sounds dumb, I know. But what I have found is if you are wearing noticable headphones or have a phone in your hand. People don't expect or think it's wierd that you are staring in random directions which include theirs. Act like you have a reason to be there.

Remember how tall you are, it can help you find the height of objects or people.

Remember, most of the things you learn in a day will vanish within 20 seconds because of your short term memory and the way your brain sorts what to keep and what not. But that's not the point right now. The more you watch and pay attention. The more you will retain.

Make it a game, it will eventually give you a feeling of having the upper hand on people.

EDIT: If you also want to learn about people, not just details then I suggest you read about Social engineering. One of my personal favorite books is

u/xarkonnen · 2 pointsr/SocialEngineering

Why not Social Engineering by Chris Hadnagy? This book has a lot of really interesting and dangerous insights into manipulative psychological techniques.

Just read chapters on elicitation, pretexting, psychology and related stuff, side away technical information.

u/dadoftwins71309 · 2 pointsr/SocialEngineering

You're correct. And they do a great podcast, as well as Chris' book:

u/WunderBoss · 1 pointr/flask

make sure this is legally waterproof. i've read in Social Engineering that there was prosecution of hired security experts that performed a certain penetration test on their clients servers, because it's still a criminal offence to do so.

u/bitassassin · 1 pointr/books

Books that changed the way I look at things, and thus changed my life:

Light by M. John Harrison Helped me understand that my feelings of smallness and impotence were pointless. In the greater scheme of things there is always two things: Someone better-off than you, and Someone worse-off than you. Whining about it helps no one.

Crank by Ellen Hopkins Helped me understand my mother's drug abuse. Not condone it of course, but understand it. Within six months of me reading this book, my Mother actually started to get clean. Maybe she found it in my room or something.

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski Through this I learned the true power of fiction. This book makes movies look bad. It is the biggest must-read on my list.

Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking by CHristopher Hadnagy taught me how better to interpret my actions and the actions of others, and in general made me a more observant person. Barring the manipulative side of things, (which it helps you notice as other people do it or you do subconsciously) it helps you understand social interaction on a deeper level than just words.

A Child's First Book of Virtues by Emily Hunter

I'd have to say that this was one of the single most important books of my childhood. It taught me all the important bits. This book was gifted to me right after I learned to read, and I am quite frankly a better person because of it. It helped form the model by which I judged my own character.

And of course a set of the Encyclopedia Britannica and Compton's interactive encyclopedia.

Buh I like reading.

u/ShadowGrund · 1 pointr/books

Always being keen in these areas, a book of social engineering.
Found it in a goodwill for a dollar.

u/drunken-doodle · 1 pointr/worldnews

Just wait until people figure out what hackers can do with neuro-linguistic programing.

It is covered briefly in this book, but this is just the tip of the iceberg.

u/Shizuka42 · 1 pointr/Schizoid

These should get you strated:

What Every BODY is Saying Amazon link.

The Definitive Book of Body Language Amazon link

Whit focus on social engineering:

Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking Amazon link

If money is an issue you can find all of these books on pirate bay.

These books are not read-once-and-become-expert, like with any skill it takes time and practice.

u/fuzztester · 1 pointr/hacking

Two books on social engineering I can recommend:

Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking

No Tech Hacking: A Guide to Social Engineering, Dumpster Diving, and Shoulder Surfing

u/DeepStateOfMind · 1 pointr/worldnews

In most public hacks the vector of attack was a human being tricked into clicking a phishing link (Podesta), or being manipulated into thinking they were a justice warrior (Snowden).

Which major hack was purely technical?

u/m7tq · 1 pointr/privacy

I would recomend you to read Future Crimes by Marc Goodman mostly deals with the non existence of electronic security though and how it is and can be exploited

Information and Corporate security is a very big subject, so it kind of depends where you intend to take your story. But you can start by reading the Wikipedia article about InfoSec and then see how each area fits into your story and work out from there.

Some realisim in how difficult it can be to track down a hacker, read The Cuckoo's Egg by Clifford Stoll very different from what you see in the media

IMHO the most interesting area in Information security is Social Engineering, it requires cunning and skill, and sometimes you can't stop admiring the talents and genius of some of these people. Read Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking

Each year Verizon release their data breach report it is free to download (don't have to register, just click the download only button) I think that is possibly the best insight you can get into corporate security challenges in 2017

u/AR-Fifteen · 1 pointr/iamverysmart

Making up a persona and using articles to improve your search rank =/= social engineering, which has to do with hacking. They aren't even remotely similar. Again, you clearly have no idea what it means.

u/sunderfrost · 1 pointr/videos

It's totally a thing and it's one of my favorite parts of my job - but it can get really dark too when we do phishing/open source intelligence gathering :/

u/uhdoy · 1 pointr/AskReddit

There is a book that just recently came out, titled Social Engineering that is very in depth. The author also has a website and podcast. I liked the book, and the pod casts are pretty neat. The only thing w/ the pod casts is that they are a little heavy on the chit-chat, a little light on the information.

  1. The book: Download,Amazon
  2. The Website/Podcast
u/mattgif · 1 pointr/kindle

I imagine that their warehouses will get some in up to two weeks before they ship. There are a few ways to score one early. My favorite method for getting early deliveries from Amazon requires you to spend a little bit more money. Add this, this, this and this to your cart and use your Amazon prime to get overnight shipping.

Now you've got a little reading to do (no big deal for us Kindle lovers though, right? LOL!) Give this a read. On your PC, I guess since you don't have a kindle right now :(. Maybe print it out.

You've still got a few weeks before they hit the warehouses. Give this page a once over. Which one of those is nearby you? Take a drive down to the airport and do a little Kindle-lover pilgrimage! Make some notes about what people are wearing. You'll want to get an outfit like that.

Go back a few more times at different times of day. Get a feel for the flow of the place.

Now we have some more reading to do! Pick up the Kindle edition of this and read it on your PC (you'll get to put it on your new Kindle soon!). (I <3 Calibre's reader for this sort of thing.)

Hold on, someone's at my door. Probably about that slick "free TV from Best Buy" deal I posted a while ago! BRB!

u/dstergiou · 0 pointsr/SocialEngineering

I want to help, but because of lack of time, i will give you an incomplete answer

I have recently written an MSc thesis related to Social Engineering, where i had to review a number of books / papers / articles. One starting point for you would be to start by looking at the reference section of the thesis [here] (\(0d61b8aa-30ad-4cb0-9039-e04832f250a7\).html).

In general, anything from Kevin Mitnick is a good start, together with Chris Hadnagy's book

If you are to read only one book, start with Carnegie's book.

If you need more information information, let me know