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E82: Social Engineering for Survival

Host Aaron interviews Christopher Hadnagy author of Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking.

In past episodes, we’ve spoken about developing interpersonal skills. In a similar vein is the seemingly darker concept of Social Engineering. But there is a tremendous amount that can be learned both to protect and for other positive uses.

…And did you know your smartphone is telling stalkers where you are?

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Join us as we hack human-beings…

Social Engineering Topics Discussed:

  • What Social Engineering is.
  • How Nigerian scams work.
  • Other scams after disasters.
  • Lessons in how NOT to get scammed.
  • Communication Flow Models
  • Pretexting
  • Dangers of social media.
  • Neuro Linguistic Programing
  • The danger of smartphones and GPS.


In his free time, he enjoys hogging the remote, surfing, scotch, mental masturbation and debate over philosophical topics, and shooting stuff--usually not all at the same time.

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