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Je n'ai pas encore lu le premier livre sur le social engineering mais j'attendais plus de petites histoires de menaces concrètes et arrivées. Ce livre ne me parle pas de social engineering mais de comment comprendre le langage du corps des autres dans la vie de tous les jours.
Bien sur ça s'applique aussi aux gens qui essaient d'influencer une personne pour qu'elle donne des informations privées. Mais je ne vois pas pourquoi quelqu'un associe le terme social engineering avec ces techniques, c'est comme donner un blanc seing au hackers du monde, et leur dire quelles techniques utiliser pour influencer les gens.
J'ai apprécié les astuces pour détecter les micro et macro expressions du visage, pour déchiffrer la signification des positions du corps. Je les utiliserai avec bonheur avec mon mari!!!
3.0 out of 5 starsShort and basic, but interesting.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 August 2014
If you're familiar with NLP then various parts of this will be familiar, although there are more asides about experiences subverting company security policies. The book is also pretty short, and this is exacerbated by the number of pictures showing different expressions and moderately large text size making it feel even shorter. This won't make you an expert in social engineering by any means, but does outline a number of other materials for further study, and aims to cover some basics of non-verbal communication. I'd have liked to have seen more about strategies which have proved successful, as well as more on pitfalls and failures, because the latter can be very informative.
This is an interesting enough book but the title isn't anything to do with the contents. I thought that it would be about how to prevent getting caught by scammers...but it's almost about how to 'be' a scammer. By the end of the book I was completely confused... Lots of info on body language Lots of info on how the author had got into companies and downloaded virus' into their systems by various 'please help me tactics'...I just couldn't work out what the author did for a living or who the book was aimed at. I like the photos, they were good but he kept flitting between advising on 'How-to-crack-into-firms' and how to smile and look confident..... Confused:(
I have hopefully learned a few things from this. It is quite short but it is to the point. And isn’t as needlessly padded as most business books tend to be. However the coverage of many topics did seem a little shallow. I did think that sometimes the author was too confident of his opinions and didn’t really consider differing points of view or even offer much supporting evidence. I would rate this at three and a half stars if I could.
Interesting but only mildly persuasive. It deals mostly with the body language of people but misses a lot of points and the things that it does point out are by no means universal. Other aspects pointed out are obvious. If someone turns their body away from you while you're talking , they might not be that into you. The author appears to be an expert and faking his way into secured environments a la James Bond but that relies on an audacity that has no fear of getting people fired.