Do you worry about cyber criminals hacking your computers and other digital devices? You should. Connect a new computer to the Internet and the average time before there is a hacking attempt is less than a minute.
But you may not be aware that hacking the human mind is far easier than hacking any computer system — if you know how to do it. What’s even scarier is that both criminals and legitimate organizations engage in human hacking.
As a cybersecurity professional, I began exploring how cybersecurity techniques can be used against hackers of humans, and I wrote this book to equip you — and millions of others being targeted every day — with a guide that helps you understand how these hackers operate and how you can defend yourself against them.
Along the way:
You will find out why you should care about mind hackers.
Terms like social engineering, confidence tricks, and cognitive biases will become familiar.
You will discover how manipulators target your subconscious, unconscious, and conscious mind.
You might scream loudly when you discover how much money these mind hackers make from ordinary people.
Most of all, you will be amazed at how much mind hackers know about you.