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No Tech Hacking : A Guide to Social Engineering, Dumpster Diving, and Shoulder Surfing - Kevin D. Mitnick

No Tech Hacking

A Guide to Social Engineering, Dumpster Diving, and Shoulder Surfing

Paperback Published: 1st February 2008
ISBN: 9781597492157
Number Of Pages: 384

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As the cliche reminds us, information is power. In this age of computer systems and technology, an increasing majority of the world's information is stored electronically. It makes sense then that as an industry we rely on high-tech electronic protection systems to guard that information. As a professional hacker, I get paid to uncover weaknesses in those systems and exploit them. Whether breaking into buildings or slipping past industrial-grade firewalls, my goal has always been the same: extract the informational secrets using any means necessary. After hundreds of jobs, I discovered the secret to bypassing every conceivable high-tech security system. This book reveals those secrets, and as the title suggests, it has nothing to do with high technology. As it turns out, the secret isn't much of a secret at all. Hackers have known about these techniques for years. Presented in a light, accessible style, you'll get to ride shotgun with the authors on successful real-world break-ins as they share photos, videos and stories that prove how vulnerable the high-tech world is to no-tech attacks.As you browse this book, you'll hear old familiar terms like "dumpster diving", "social engineering", and "shoulder surfing". Some of these terms have drifted into obscurity to the point of becoming industry folklore; the tactics of the pre-dawn information age. But make no mistake; these and other old-school tactics work with amazing effectiveness today. In fact, there's a very good chance that someone in your organization will fall victim to one or more of these attacks this year. Will they be ready? . Dumpster Diving Be a good sport and don't read the two "D" words written in big bold letters above, and act surprised when I tell you hackers can accomplish this without relying on a single bit of technology (punny). . Tailgating Hackers and ninja both like wearing black, and they do share the ability to slip inside a building and blend with the shadows. . Shoulder Surfing If you like having a screen on your laptop so you can see what you're working on, don't read this chapter. . Physical Security Locks are serious business and lock technicians are true engineers, most backed with years of hands-on experience.But what happens when you take the age-old respected profession of the locksmith and sprinkle it with hacker ingenuity? . Social Engineering with Jack Wiles Jack has trained hundreds of federal agents, corporate attorneys, CEOs and internal auditors on computer crime and security-related topics. His unforgettable presentations are filled with three decades of personal "war stories" from the trenches of Information Security and Physical Security. . Google Hacking A hacker doesn't even need his own computer to do the necessary research. If he can make it to a public library, Kinko's or Internet cafe, he can use Google to process all that data into something useful. . P2P Hacking Let's assume a guy has no budget, no commercial hacking software, no support from organized crime and no fancy gear. With all those restrictions, is this guy still a threat to you? Have a look at this chapter and judge for yourself. . People Watching Skilled people watchers can learn a whole lot in just a few quick glances. In this chapter we'll take a look at a few examples of the types of things that draws a no-tech hacker's eye. . Kiosks What happens when a kiosk is more than a kiosk?What happens when the kiosk holds airline passenger information? What if the kiosk holds confidential patient information? What if the kiosk holds cash? . Vehicle Surveillance Most people don't realize that some of the most thrilling vehicular espionage happens when the cars aren't moving at all!

Forewordp. xvii
Introductionp. xix
Dumpster Divingp. 1
Introduction to Dumpster Divingp. 2
Tailgatingp. 13
Introduction to Tailgatingp. 14
Dressing the Partp. 17
Real-World Tailgating Exercisep. 24
Shoulder Surfingp. 27
What is Shoulder Surfing?p. 28
Outside of the boxp. 30
Great Locations for Should Surfingp. 33
Electronic Deductionp. 39
Killer Real-Life Surfing Sessionsp. 47
Military Intelligencep. 47
Airliner Espionagep. 50
Robbing a Bankp. 53
Robbing Banks in Uganda, Africap. 58
Physical Securityp. 61
Introductionp. 62
Lock Bumpingp. 62
Shimming Padlocks (With Deviant Ollam)p. 63
Master Lock Combo Lock Brute Forcingp. 67
Toilet Paper vs. Tubular Locksp. 72
Electric Flossers: A Low-Tech Classicp. 73
Laptop Locks Defeated by Beer (With Matt Fiddler and Marc Weber Tobias)p. 75
TSA Locks (With Marc Weber Tobias)p. 78
Gun Trigger Locks vs. Drinking Straw (With Marc Tobias and Matt Fiddler)p. 80
Entry Techniques: Loiding (aka the Old Credit Card Trick)p. 83
Entry Techniques: Motion Sensor Activationp. 87
Bypassing Passive Infrared (PIR) Motion Sensorsp. 90
Camera Flaringp. 92
Real World: Airport Restricted Area Simplex Lock Bypassp. 96
Social Engineering: Here's How I Broke Into Their Buildingsp. 101
Introductionp. 102
How Easy Is It?p. 102
Human Nature, Human Weaknessp. 105
Hello? Is this thing on?p. 106
The Mind of a Victimp. 108
"Social engineering would never work against our company!"p. 108
What Was I Able to Social Engineer Out of Mary?p. 110
The Final Stingp. 110
Why did this scam work?p. 111
Countering Social Engineering Attacksp. 112
Be Willing To Ask Questionsp. 112
Security Awareness Trainingp. 113
Postersp. 113
Videosp. 115
Certificatesp. 117
Google Hacking Showcasep. 121
Introduction to the Introductionp. 122
Introductionp. 122
Geek Stuffp. 123
Utilitiesp. 123
Open Network Devicesp. 128
Open Applicationsp. 137
Camerasp. 143
Telco Gearp. 153
Powerp. 160
Sensitive Infop. 166
Police Reportsp. 175
Social Security Numbersp. 179
Credit Card Informationp. 185
Beyond Googlep. 190
Summaryp. 195
P2P Hackingp. 197
Understanding P2P Hackingp. 198
Real World P2P Hacking: The Case of the Naughty Chiropractorp. 212
People Watchingp. 217
How to "People Watch"p. 218
Kiosksp. 227
Understanding Kiosk Hackingp. 228
Real World: ATM Hackingp. 239
Vehicle Surveillancep. 245
How Easy Is Vehicle Surveillance?p. 246
Badge Surveillancep. 259
Where Are Your Badges?p. 260
Electronic Badge Authenticationp. 264
Real World Badge Surveillancep. 266
Epiloque Top Ten Ways to Shut Down No-Tech Hackersp. 273
Go Undercoverp. 274
Shred Everythingp. 274
Get Decent Locksp. 275
Put that Badge Awayp. 276
Check Your Surveillance Gearp. 276
Shut Down Shoulder Surfersp. 277
Block Tailgatersp. 277
Clean your Carp. 278
Watch your Back Onlinep. 279
Beware of Social Engineersp. 279
Indexp. 281
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ISBN: 9781597492157
ISBN-10: 1597492159
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st February 2008
Publisher: Syngress Media,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.1  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.64