Chapter 5 Disguise

People tend to trust authority, especially in a workspace. People also tend to trust anyone who appears to be an official representative of an external organization. Trust, combined with the talents for disguise among the ancient ninja, is powerful and effective force during a penetration test effort.

Authority appears in different ways, the most effective being visually. Movies have been made that show criminals wearing the uniforms of police agents, security guards, janitors, and technicians, with the goal of convincing others to do the will of the criminals. In this chapter, we will discuss how we can acquire the same level of trust by using uniforms and badges to gain elevated access.

Trust does not only come with visual ...

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