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Learn Social Engineering

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Learn Social Engineering

Overview of this book

This book will provide you with a holistic understanding of social engineering. It will help you to avoid and combat social engineering attacks by giving you a detailed insight into how a social engineer operates. Learn Social Engineering starts by giving you a grounding in the different types of social engineering attacks,and the damages they cause. It then sets up the lab environment to use different toolS and then perform social engineering steps such as information gathering. The book covers topics from baiting, phishing, and spear phishing, to pretexting and scareware. By the end of the book, you will be in a position to protect yourself and your systems from social engineering threats and attacks. All in all, the book covers social engineering from A to Z , along with excerpts from many world wide known security experts.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)

Google hacking

Google hacking is a technique that will use Google Search to help you find any information you need that is hidden in the internet. It involves using specific strings of text to find the results. For social engineers, this technique is a gold mine. Based on CSO online, the FBI has issued a public warning against this very well-known issue. FBI warnings tells agencies that hackers/social engineers will use Google hacking to locate information that organizations may not have intended to be discoverable by the public or to find website vulnerabilities for use in subsequent cyberattacks.

FBI issues warning about creative Google searches by Steve Ragan available athttps://www.csoonline.com/article/2597556/social-engineering/fbi-issues-warning-about-creative-google-searches.html.
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