Social Engineering in Mitnick's "The Art of Deception"
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This paper gives a chapter-by-chapter analysis of the 2002 book, "The Art of Deception" written by Kevin Mitnick, a famous computer hacker. Its focus is on the human element of social engineering and how it can be used to deceive the trusted computer user. The paper concludes by pointing out the need for a company to understand risk of computer attack.
From the Paper:"The following presents a chapter-by-chapter synopsis of this book with a conclusion. Part I Behind the Scenes includes the first chapter Security's Weakest Link. This chapter presents information about the need for a company to understand the social engineering attack risk. The author points out that the human factor makes a company vulnerable despite the use of optimal security products and procedures. The human factor is the security's weakest link. This human link can be used to gain..."
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