The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security

I will not be surprised if you have never heard about Kevin Mitnick, he was the first hacker who was jailed for his activity.  Mitnick was put in jail because the government, the police and the public had no idea what it was he did, what he could do or how computers work.

This book has Kevin story – but it also talks about hacking in general.  One of my favorite stories is when Kevin tells a bank officer he can hack his back.  The guys disagrees – and Kevin proceeds to put virus infected software on a few thumb drives and then tosses them around the parking area and the place where people smoke.  Soon people find them and then, take them in the bank and plug them into their work computer…boom – access.

One of my favorite non-fiction books of all time, a must for the computer nerd you know.

Book Review:

The Art of Deception

  • Link to audio book
  • File Size: 1471 KB
  • Print Length: 372 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 076454280X
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (August 20, 2007)
  • Publication Date: August 20, 2007
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English