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The Art of Deception

By Kevin D. Mitnick,William L. Simon
  • ISBN Code: : 076453839X
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Computers
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The world's most infamous hacker offers an insider's view of the low-tech threats to high-tech security Kevin Mitnick's exploits as a cyber-desperado and fugitive form one of the most exhaustive FBI manhunts in history and have spawned dozens of articles, books, films, and documentaries. Since his release from federal prison, in 1998, Mitnick has turned his life around and established himself as one of the most sought-after computer security experts worldwide. Now, in The Art of Deception, the world's most notorious hacker gives new meaning to the old adage, "It takes a thief to catch a thief." Focusing on the human factors involved with information security, Mitnick explains why all the firewalls and encryption protocols in the world will never be enough to stop a savvy grifter intent on rifling a corporate database or an irate employee determined to crash a system. With the help of many fascinating true stories of successful attacks on business and government, he illustrates just how susceptible even the most locked-down information systems are to a slick con artist impersonating an IRS agent. Narrating from the points of view of both the attacker and the victims, he explains why each attack was so successful and how it could have been prevented in an engaging and highly readable style reminiscent of a true-crime novel. And, perhaps most importantly, Mitnick offers advice for preventing these types of social engineering hacks through security protocols, training programs, and manuals that address the human element of security.

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  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Book Code : 0316380490
  • Total of Pages : 320
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Real-world advice on how to be invisible online from "the FBI's most wanted hacker" (Wired). Be online without leaving a trace. Your every step online is being tracked and stored, and your identity literally stolen. Big companies and big governments want to know and exploit what you do, and privacy is a luxury few can afford or understand. In this explosive yet practical book, Kevin Mitnick uses true-life stories to show exactly what is happening without your knowledge, teaching you "the art of invisibility" -- online and real-world tactics to protect you and your family, using easy step-by-step instructions. Reading this book, you will learn everything from password protection and smart Wi-Fi usage to advanced techniques designed to maximize your anonymity. Kevin Mitnick knows exactly how vulnerabilities can be exploited and just what to do to prevent that from happening. The world's most famous -- and formerly the US government's most wanted -- computer hacker, he has hacked into some of the country's most powerful and seemingly impenetrable agencies and companies, and at one point was on a three-year run from the FBI. Now Mitnick is reformed and widely regarded as the expert on the subject of computer security. Invisibility isn't just for superheroes; privacy is a power you deserve and need in the age of Big Brother and Big Data. "Who better than Mitnick -- internationally wanted hacker turned Fortune 500 security consultant -- to teach you how to keep your data safe?" --Esquire

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  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Book Code : 0465013279
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : History
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  • Pdf File: the-art-of-war.pdf

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The definitive translation of Sun-tzu's timeless classic of military strategy, Art of War Sun-tzu's Art of War is almost certainly the most famous study of strategy ever written. This treatise has been credited with influencing some of the most legendary military operations. Beyond the battlefield, people far and wide have long turned to Art of War for advice on how to succeed in various competitive situations, and companies around the world now make this book required reading for their executives. In this translation, Chinese warfare scholar Ralph D. Sawyer places Art of War in its proper historical context, outlining several battles that Sun-tzu either conducted or that may have influenced him, and offers an edition that is uniquely accurate and accessible.

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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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  • Total of Pages : 368
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  • Pdf File: the-art-of-the-con.pdf

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A sucker is still born every minute. In this modern and interconnected world, con-men are lurking everywhere – it’s never been easier for them to dupe us, take from us, and infiltrate our lives. One of the world’s leading and celebrated experts on con-games takes the reader through the history of cons, how they’ve been updated to the modern age, how they work, how to spot them, and how to protect yourself from being the victim of one. R. Paul Wilson is a con-man who works for the other side – our side. He has spent a lifetime learning, performing, studying, and teaching about the ins and outs of the con world in order to open up our eyes to the dangers lurking about us – and to show us how not to get taken. Paul has never made a living as a con-man, profiting off of marks – he has used his expertise throughout his life to help people avoid cons. In this fascinating book, Paul takes the reader through the history and developments of the con game, what elements from the past are based on basic human psychology and have stood the test of time, what has been updated for the modern era and how it’s getting used in the computer age, the structure of how these cons work, and – most importantly - how to recognize one, protect yourself and your loved ones, and avoid becoming just another sucker.

Sun Tzu - The Art of War for Managers

By Gerald A Michaelson,Steven W Michaelson
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1440507082
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 548
  • Pdf File: sun-tzu-the-art-of-war-for-managers.pdf

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In today's competitive business world, you must capture the high ground and defend it against your rivals. The secret lies in mastering the strategic arts taught by the ancient Chinese military theorist Sun Tzu. Gerald A. Michaelson's classic book breaks down Sun Tzu's lessons to help you move from manager to leader and vanquish your competition. In this fully updated edition, Steven Michaelson offers new examples drawn from companies ranging from Amazon to Toyota to Google, putting Sun Tzu at your side for today's business challenges. Here is the wisdom--tested for twenty-five centuries--that will help you seize the advantage, storm your competitors' gates, and conquer the marketplace!

Encyclopedia of Deception

By Timothy R. Levine
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  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Book Code : 1483388980
  • Total of Pages : 1104
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 591
  • Pdf File: encyclopedia-of-deception.pdf

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The Encyclopedia of Deception examines lying from multiple perspectives drawn from the disciplines of social psychology, sociology, history, business, political science, cultural anthropology, moral philosophy, theology, law, family studies, evolutionary biology, philosophy, and more. From the “little white lie,” to lying on a resume, to the grandiose lies of presidents, this two-volume reference explores the phenomenon of lying in a multidisciplinary context to elucidate this common aspect of our daily lives. Not only a cultural phenomenon historically, lying is a frequent occurrence in our everyday lives. Research shows that we are likely to lie or intentionally deceive others several times a day or in one out of every four conversations that lasts more than 10 minutes. Key Features: More than 360 authored by key figures in the field are organized A-to-Z in two volumes, which are available in both print and electronic formats. Entries are written in a clear and accessible style that invites readers to explore and reflect on the use of lying and self-deception. Each article concludes with cross references to related entries and further readings. This academic, multi-author reference work will serve as a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers within social and behavioral science programs who seek to better understand the historical role of lying and how it is employed in modern society.

The Art of War

By Sun Tzu
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 0593467337
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : History
  • Members : 949
  • Pdf File: the-art-of-war.pdf

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A new translation of the ancient Chinese military classic that is widely admired by military and business strategists—with an introduction that provides sweeping historical context, and notes featuring contemporary commentary on Sun Tzu's wisdom over the centuries. For more than two thousand years, The Art of War has provided leaders with essential tactical and management advice. An elemental part of Chinese culture, it has also become a touchstone in the West for achieving success, whether on the battlefield or in business. This Vintage Classics edition features a brilliant translation by Peter Harris, first published by Everyman's Library in 2018. Alongside the pithy and powerful ancient text, Harris includes: • Notes • A bibliography • A chronology of Chinese dynasties • A map • Extracts from the canon of classical Chinese commentators • An illuminating introduction on the warrior-philosopher Sun Tzu and the role of The Art of War in history and today

The Deception

By Nikki Sloane
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  • Publisher : Nikki Sloane
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 483
  • Pdf File: the-deception.pdf

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I’ve been through hell to get to this place. To wear the perfect white dress and stand beside Royce Hale, the liar I tried desperately not to fall in love with and failed. Or maybe I’m still trapped in hell because the devil is here too. He lurks at my side, plotting terrible ways to make me his. It’s win at all costs in this family, and I know now just how far the Hales will go to get what they want. But you can’t survive in a house full of lies without learning the art of deception, and once I become a Hale, I’ll show them exactly what I’ve mastered. THE DECEPTION is the third and final book in the twisted Filthy Rich Americans trilogy. It should be read after THE INITIATION and THE OBSESSION.

The Devil’s World

By Robin Sacredfire
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  • Publisher : 22 Lions Bookstore: 22Lions.com
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 51
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 356
  • Pdf File: the-devil-s-world.pdf

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As the world becomes a more complex place to live and values are now consumed by propaganda and confused among a vast array of different perspectives, the truth has never been so hidden. And so, one can question himself as to how to find it and what kind of actions are required from those that seek it. And this is what this book proposes, i.e., a raw and direct approach at the world, without trying to be politically correct and socially just. As a matter of fact, this book proposes an unveiling of the big lie covering our conscience, a necessary unveiling that will make us embrace the Age of Aquarius with the right attitude and spiritual awareness. And from this new awareness, we can surely imagine a better world for everyone on Earth.

Beware the Shill

By John Shepphird
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  • Publisher : Down & Out Books
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 178
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 883
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Life can turn on a dime against the jagged cliffs of California’s Central Coast… Bruised, battered, but determined, Jane Innes must navigate a tangled web of deception, depravity and murder, and turn the tables on cunning swindlers. Using the art of deception, this out-of-work actress embarks on a daring caper—her last chance to take down a deadly adversary. Nominated for a 2017 Anthony Award, BEWARE THE SHILL concludes this thrilling trilogy from Shamus Award-winning author John Shepphird. Praise for the Shill books: “Sly, sexy and surprising, THE SHILL is a darkly comic Hollywood tale of a not-so-innocent out-of-work actress being groomed for larceny.” —Wallace Stroby, author of The Devil’s Share, Shoot the Woman First, and Cold Shot to the Heart “[THE SHILL is] a fast-paced heist story filled with colorful characters and interesting plot twists.” —S.W. Lauden, author of Crosswise “[KILL THE SHILL is] a fast and hard ride into a con trick. Told by a writer who pulls no punches this does not disappoint.” —Richard Godwin, author of Wrong Crowd “Hell hath no fury like an actress duped. Revenge is the motivation, deception the means to get even in this exciting crime thriller.” —Scott Adlerberg, author of Spiders and Flies and Jungle Horses, on KILL THE SHILL

Great Master

By She CongGe
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  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Book Code : 1648977650
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 685
  • Pdf File: great-master.pdf

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Sly! A sect that had drifted away from orthodox Taoism and had long been submerged in the mists of history. Even though the Lord had massacred everything in the world, he had actually made a Grandmaster in all of history. Battle Empire's Assassin, Nie Zheng, Prime Minister Chen Ping, War God Han Xin, Huang Shuang, who ascended after killing all the evil spirits of the world, Dao Yan, who cultivated both Buddhism and Dao by Zhu Di's side, and a famous doctor of the Qing Dynasty, Ye Tong, how did they go from an ordinary mortal to an illustrious and illustrious Grandmaster? And why did he hide his identity, making it so that the crafty dao could not leave its name in history? The deceitful Dao has always been weak, but it has often turned the tide in troubled times. In the modern world, where Warlocks were withering away, what kind of earth-shattering things would the current heirs of the underworld do? Xu Yunfeng, a young man who had no ambition and only wished to live a peaceful life, was born with the fate of a Warlock. He tried his best to avoid it, but he was still unable to resist the wheels of fate and was swept into the world of Warlocks, becoming the second name in the history of the underworld. Because he wanted to become the strongest Warlock in his childhood, Wang Kunpeng, with his mediocre aptitude and perseverance, had ultimately become a well-known Warlock by relying on his extraordinary intelligence, tenacity, and hard work. His name was' Yang Huanzi ', but when the warlocks of this world had vied for the position of the Yin People, his final step had been foiled by a lunatic, and his efforts had been for naught. Brothers, there is a hidden reason. Crazy people took the Yin people away to let the bastard live a little longer, to let ordinary people live a plain and real life. As for his own fate, what he could not escape was to be unable to escape. Facing the loneliness and coldness of a hundred ghosts, he would have to shoulder it all on his own. But the stable life does not last forever, in 2008, the Yangtze River, surprised to find a twisted board carved into the iron plate, broke the quiet life. This was the last entrance to the world's ancient path, and it was bound to cause chaos among the Warlocks. The opponent in the fog came back. Under the efforts of many crazy supporters, he would use any means necessary to extend his life, exhausting all the calculations in his mind just because he wanted to change this unfair and imperfect world after trying to understand the nature of this world. The King Kun Peng, Xu Yunfeng, had found the descendants of the Four Great Families of the Southwest Warlock and had joined forces to lay down the nearly lost Seven Star Arena and the Red Water Killing Formation of the Divine Seal. A battle that lasted for thousands of years. The grievances and grievances had not yet subsided, and their friendship had not yet returned. Their faith still existed, and everything would eventually end here! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - This book has a total of seven lines, five historical two modern, using POV writing intertwined. The five historical clues would eventually interweave into the main story and play a key role. The details are as follows: Counting Sand Division: Xu Yunfeng's Kunpeng, Zhang Wuju. Water Department: Chen Ping, Zhang Liang, Han Xin. Gui Branch: Huang Chang. Listening String Department: Daoyan, Southwest Warlock, Four Great Families. Look at the wax: Ye Gui. Underworld Wars Department: Zhang Tian, let's call it quits. Attached: Jin Zhong, Jin Li.

Beautiful Deceptions

By Philipp Schweighauser
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  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Book Code : 0813939046
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 140
  • Pdf File: beautiful-deceptions.pdf

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The art of the early republic abounds in representations of deception: the villains of Gothic novels deceive their victims with visual and acoustic tricks; the ordinary citizens of picaresque novels are hoodwinked by quacks and illiterate but shrewd adventurers; and innocent sentimental heroines fall for their seducers' eloquently voiced half-truths and lies. Yet, as Philipp Schweighauser points out in Beautiful Deceptions, deception happens not only within these novels but also through them. The fictions of Charles Brockden Brown, Hugh Henry Brackenridge, Susanna Rowson, Hannah Webster Foster, Tabitha Gilman Tenney, and Royall Tyler invent worlds that do not exist. Similarly, Charles Willson Peale's and Raphaelle Peale's trompe l'oeil paintings trick spectators into mistaking them for the real thing, and Patience Wright's wax sculptures deceive (and disturb) viewers. Beautiful Deceptions examines how these and other artists of the era at times acknowledge art's dues to other social realms—religion, morality, politics—but at other times insist on artists' right to deceive their audiences, thus gesturing toward a more modern, autonomous notion of art that was only beginning to emerge in the eighteenth century. Building on Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten's definition of aesthetics as "the science of sensuous cognition" and the writings of early European aestheticians including Kant, Schiller, Hume, and Burke, Schweighauser supplements the dominant political readings of deception in early American studies with an aesthetic perspective. Schweighauser argues that deception in and through early American art constitutes a comment on eighteenth-century debates concerning the nature and function of art as much as it responds to shifts in social and political organization.

The Tao of Deception

By Ralph D. Sawyer
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  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Book Code : 0786722231
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : History
  • Members : 861
  • Pdf File: the-tao-of-deception.pdf

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The history of China is a history of warfare. Wars have caused dynasties to collapse, fractured the thin fasade of national unity, and brought decades of alien occupation. But throughout Chinese history, its warfare has been guided by principles different from those that governed Europe. Chinese strategists followed the concept, first articulated by Sun-tzu in The Art of War, of qi (ch'i), or unorthodox, warfare. The concept of qi involves creating tactical imbalances in order to achieve victory against even vastly superior forces. Ralph D. Sawyer, translator of The Art of War and one of America's preeminent experts on Chinese military tactics, here offers a comprehensive guide to the ancient practice of unorthodox warfare. He describes, among many other tactics, how Chinese generals have used false rumors to exploit opposing generals' distrust of their subordinates; dressed thousands of women as soldiers to create the illusion of an elite attack force; and sent word of a false surrender to lure enemy troops away from a vital escape route. The Tao of Deception is the book that military tacticians and military historians will turn to as the definitive guide to a new, yet ancient, way of thinking about strategy.

The Art of Peace

By Juliana Geran Pilon
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351485717
  • Total of Pages : 385
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 395
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Sun Tzu, author of 'The Art of War', believed that the acme of leadership consists in figuring out how to subdue the enemy with the least amount of fightinga fact that America's Founders also understood, and practiced with astonishing success. For it to work, however, a people must possess both the ability and the willingness to use all available instruments of power in peace as much as in war. US foreign policy has increasingly neglected the instruments of civilian power and become overly dependent on lethal solutions to conflict. The steep rise in unconventional conflict has increased the need for diplomatic and other non-hard power tools of statecraft. The United States can no longer afford to sit on the proverbial three-legged national security stool ("military, diplomacy, development"), where one leg is a lot longer than either of the other two, almost forgetting altogether the fourth leginformation, especially strategic communication and public diplomacy. The United States isn't so much becoming militarized as DE civilianized. According to Sun Tzu, self-knowledge is as important as knowledge of one's enemy: "if you know neither yourself nor the enemy, you will succumb in every battle." Alarmingly, the United States is deficient on both counts. And though we can stand to lose a few battles, the stakes of losing the war itself in this age of nuclear proliferation are too high to contemplate.

The Art of Cyber Security - A practical guide to winning the war on cyber crime

By Gary Hibberd
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  • Publisher : IT Governance Ltd
  • Book Code : 1787783669
  • Total of Pages : 220
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 232
  • Pdf File: the-art-of-cyber-security-a-practical-guide-to-winning-the-war-on-cyber-crime.pdf

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This book is about cyber security, but it’s also about so much more; it’s about giving you the skills to think creatively about your role in the cyber security industry. In Part 1, the author discusses his thoughts on the cyber security industry and how those that operate within it should approach their role with the mindset of an artist. Part 2 explores the work of Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. The author analyses key sections and reviews them through the lens of cyber security and data protection to derive how his teachings can be used within the cyber security industry. Although Tzu’s book on military strategy, tactics and operations was written more than 2,000 years ago, The Art of Cyber Security – A practical guide to winning the war on cyber crime reflects on how relevant Tzu’s words are for today’s technological era. This book celebrates the individuals who are striving to protect us in an ever-expanding technological era. Data and technology are so important to our lives, that protecting people who use technology is incredibly important. The professionals working to protect children, adults and corporations have a tough job, and this book celebrates their work while advocating ways for improving cyber security services and fighting cyber crime. This book will challenge your thinking and force you to approach cyber security and data protection from theoretical, philosophical, strategic, tactical and operational perspectives.