Chapter 4. Social Engineering

As patching becomes more routine and secure coding practices are adopted more, the chances of getting 1337H4XX are reducing significantly. However, as we all know, there's no patch for stupidity or admin oversight. Social engineering will always be a relevant skill; it's telling that most companies don't test for it because they know that there's nothing that can be done. For the time being anyway, the singularity is always around the next corner and I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.

The ability to convince other people to do something on your behalf is not to be sniffed at. It's also pretty difficult to practice. I'd love to give you a method of conning people into doing things in a controlled environment, ...

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