CHAPTER

7

Social Engineering andUSB Come together for aBrutal Attack

INFORMATION IN THIS CHAPTER

Brain Games

Hacking the Wetware

Elevated Hazards

Generations of Influences

Thwarting These Behaviors

The art form known as social engineering is often used to manipulate individuals or social groups through the use of conversation, digital coercion, or other deceptive techniques. These tactics are commonly employed to persuade people to perform actions or divulge information they would not under normal circumstances. Some define this as a pure intelligence-gathering mechanism, although the meaning is vast and has minimal boundaries. Just as governments use social engineering to shape and manage fundamental aspects of our society, criminals ...

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