Book Reviews of The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security

The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security
The Art of Deception Controlling the Human Element of Security
Author: William L. Simon, Kevin D. Mitnick, Steve Wozniak
ISBN-13: 9780764542800
ISBN-10: 076454280X
Publication Date: 10/17/2003
Pages: 366
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: John Wiley Sons
Book Type: Paperback
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This is a very interesting book. It's a basic overview of the manipulation techniques used by con artists, detectives, and corporate spies. It also gives security guidelines for businesses to implement in order to counteract these kinds of attempts to steal information. I think most of all, I was amazed by the unreal amount of confidence and daring it takes to do things like that. Crazy!
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This book is somewhat long winded but a good description of what hackers might be up to, even if they don't have a computer.
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This book is rife with examples that enable the reader to better understand the mind of the social engineer and some of the tactics that are frequently employed to deceived and manipulate others for the sake of information. However, much of the book comes off as purely hypothetical, and serves more than one would like as an advertisement for Mitnick's own services. All in all, though, very interesting.