| ||Ask HN: How can I learn about social engineering exploits?|
16 points by lunchbox on Aug 3, 2010 | hide | past | web | favorite | 5 comments |
|I recently read The Art of Deception by Kevin Mitnick , and watched the BBC show The Real Hustle . As someone who has a natural tendency to trust people, I'm interested in learning more about the underlying principles that social engineers and con artists employ, and seeing well-executed examples, from phishing to guy-on-the-street scams.|
Question for security-savvy HN readers: what websites or books on this topic would you recommend? (For example, I like reading the links Schneier  occasionally posts about ingenious schemes he comes across.)
In case it's of interest to anyone, I'll post in the comments a compilation of the most frequent tricks & lessons I learned from the full series of The Real Hustle.
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