Social Engineering

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Welcome to the Wikibook for Social Engineering. This book was started by the help of Reddit's, Social Engineering page which strives to educate in the art & science of human manipulation & social hacking.

What is Social Engineering[edit]

Social engineering is the use of psychological manipulation on humans in gaining information. In this book you'll learn the methods of using such manipulation to give you : acess, trust, and data.

How to learn Social Engineering[edit]


Books about Social Engineering[edit]

Name Author Amazon Link
Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking Christopher Hadnagy, Paul Wilson Book on Amazon
The Art of Intrusion Kevin Mitnick Book on Amazon
The Art of Deception Kevin Mitnick Book on Amazon
How to Cheat at Everything Simon Lovell Book on Amazon

Books about helpful Skills[edit]

Name Author Amazon Link
Influence Robert B. Cialdini Book on Amazon
How to Disappear Frank M. Ahearn Book on Amazon
How to Win Friends and Influence People Dale Carnegie Book on Amazon
Emotions Revealed Dr. Paul Ekman Book on Amazon

Stage: Beginner[edit]

Desired skills[edit]


Stage: Advanced[edit]

Desired skills[edit]


Stage: Master[edit]

Desired skills[edit]


Ethics, morals and safety[edit]

When not to use your Skills[edit]

Plausible deniability[edit]