Finally someone is on to the real cause of data security breaches–stupid humans… Mitnick … reveals clever tricks of the ‘social engineering’ trade and shows how to fend them off.
–Stephen Manes, Forbes
A tour de force, a series of tales of how some old-fashioned blarney and high-tech skills can pry any information from anyone. As entertainment, it’s like reading the climaxes of a dozen complex thrillers, one after the other.
Mitnick provides hair-raising examples of social engineering–disgruntled employees stealing top-secret research, smooth-talking con men acquiring data on next-generation explosives for terrorists–and explains how to combat it.
–Angela Gunn, Time Out New York
He was the FBI’s most-wanted hacker. But in his own eyes, Mitnick was simply a small-time con artist with an incredible memory [and] a knack for social engineering… This is Mitnick’s account, complete with advice for how to protect yourself from similar attacks. I believe his story.
–Simson Garfinkel, Wired