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A global security expert draws on psychological insights to help you master the art of social engineering - human hacking. Make friends, influence people, and leave them feeling better for having met you by being more empathetic, generous, and kind. 

Eroding social conventions, technology, and rapid economic change are making human beings more stressed and socially awkward and isolated than ever. We live in our own bubbles, reluctant to connect, and feeling increasingly powerless, insecure, and apprehensive when communicating with others.

A pioneer in the field of social engineering and a master hacker, Christopher Hadnagy specializes in understanding how malicious attackers exploit principles of human communication to access information and resources through manipulation and deceit. Now, he shows you how to use social engineering as a force for good - to help you regain your confidence and control. Human Hacking provides tools that will help you establish rapport with strangers, use body language and verbal cues to your advantage, steer conversations and influence other’s decisions, and protect yourself from manipulators. Ultimately, you’ll become far more self-aware about how you’re presenting yourself - and able to use it to improve your life.

Hadnagy includes lessons and interactive "missions" - exercises spread throughout the book to help you learn the skills, practice them, and master them. With Human Hacking, you’ll soon be winning friends, influencing people, and achieving your goals. 

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.  

©2021 Christopher Hadnagy (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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Something about this book...

Is it the excessive sales pitch (but I have already purchased it)? Is it the excessive personal stories? Is it the egotism that runs through the book?

A very dry read. I felt I had to fight with myself to not turn this off in order to give it a chance. Sorry author!

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Armature Cons, and self embellishment

I do not know who would fall for this person's tricks. This book is not recommended.

The book is not on how to 'Win Friends and Influence People" Its about how an amateur tries to gain entry into businesses with nieve cons.
I can not believe people fall for these tactics. Our group certainly would not and they try regularly, mainly electronic.

If you want to achieve those goals of "Winning Friends and Influencing People", the biggest selling book on the market is: How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age By Dale Carnegie & Associates. which is highly recommended.

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The secret sauce is out!!!

This is the definitive guide to getting what you want from other people using kindness, empathy and effective communication to do it. This is a must read for anyone and for such a variety of reasons. Whether it’s understanding the most commonly used attack techniques in cyber crime our how to get on to the right wavelength with your partner or customers, this book has it. It really is the secret sauce to getting what you want and doing it nicely. Excellent job Mr Hadnagy.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-03-2021

Great story telling audiobook!

Im pretty sure content review is plenty out there. But i would just like to highlight that the story telling techniques in the audiobook is superb! Really loved the overall tone and mood of the narration. I literally clapped my hands after the audiobook is finsihed. Totally worth it on the audiobook!

//not sure if the author actually applied the human hacking techniques though whilst reading the audiobook. If he does, it really works.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-03-2021

True to Form! Hadnagy delivers.

As expected, Chris really does mean Security through Education!! Awesome read and a textbook to use for the future.

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  • Gonzalo Senosiain
  • 03-05-2021

Must read

I love how easy this book is written, how it gives you applicable knowledge and exercises.
It is a mus read book

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  • Lizzy
  • 01-05-2021

Paradigm shifting book

This was a fantastic book that I will have to reread often and practice individual skills in eachchapter. If you want to learn to have better relationships this book is a very practical guide to get it what you want and applying positive persuasion techniques without being manipulative.

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  • netusera
  • 21-04-2021

Another great book from C. Hadnagy

This is what you need in your life.
Soft Influence
Counter Influence Operations


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  • Bence
  • 17-03-2021

Easy and fun listen

Chris Hadnagy is great in what he's doing, but is equally awesome in sharing his techniques in a fun and story-like way. Absolutely recommended!

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