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Social Engineering in IT Security: Tools, Tactics, and Techniques by Sharon Conheady

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The Legal and Ethical Aspects of Social Engineering Tests
There are two types of people in this world, good and bad. The good sleep better, but the bad seem to enjoy the waking hours much more.
—Woody Allen
Social engineering testing is a legal and ethical minefield. There are quite a few limitations that quickly become apparent once you begin your social engineering test or even embark on your social engineering career. You must keep two questions in mind throughout each stage of the social engineering test:
• Is it legal?
• Is it ethical?
The legal aspects of a social engineering test can be complicated, and you would be wise to take advice from a lawyer who is not only local to the jurisdiction you are operating in but also specializes ...

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