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How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy
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The Art of Deception

I've been reading The Art of Deception by Kevin Mitnick. It's a short, light read, composed mostly of vingettes about people who have stolen data or information from computers without hacking- instead, they convince someone at the firm to give them the data, or access to the data, or forward the data, etc.

Essentially, long range cons. Amazing stuff in there that just makes you go "wow". Essentially, if you can talk the lingo, act like you know what you're doing, and be likable, you can get people to do _anything_.

There are six main attacks that social engineers use according to a book cited in this: Authority, Likable, Reciprocation, Consistency, Social Validation and Scarcity.

I have to admit, it's been getting my duplicitous little mind cranking. What I _really_ want to do is get some people together for one of the traditional "bank robbing missions" in roleplaying, but bend it a little; my premise is simple, but the possibilities are complex.
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