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

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Creating the Scenario
Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.
—Albert Einstein
Those of you who have seen the movie Argo will be familiar with the story of the Canadian Caper where the CIA, with the help of the Canadian government, rescued six Americans from Tehran during the Iran Hostage Crisis. During the Iranian Revolution of 1979, the last Shah was overthrown, marking the end of 2,500 years of dynastic rule in Iran. The Shah left Iran and was eventually allowed to enter the US for a brief stay to undergo medical treatment. However, surgical complications resulted in a prolonged stay in the US, which was extremely unpopular with the revolutionary movement in Iran. Unhappy with the situation, protesters stormed ...

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