Subliminal Hacking
The Art and Science of Social Engineering


November 5, 2011

Global Gestures … Don’t Get it Wrong

In my recent talk Social Engineering Like In the Movies – The Reality of Awareness and Manipulation I talk about how important it is to understand body language, especially in the right context. I also mention how even though generally once you have a baseline alot of body language is global, but some gestures can catch you out.

With this in mind I thought I would share something with you that I stumbled across this week. Its a book about global gestures and a guide to what they mean. Now dont get to excited, I have not yet bought the book, and now sure I will has the feedback isnt great, however I did find out the writers have released an iPhone App, and its only 0.69 pence, so gotta be worth a punt 🙂


So is it any good? Well I think its not to bad actually, and for the price its very good. If nothing else its interesting to look and the different meanings, and you can tell it what country your in and it will bring up some common gestures.

I would like to see alot more gestures to be honest, as it is some what limited (perhaps if the book is the same its why people have not given it a high rating) but perhaps they will build upon this. The main thing is I dont think there are many other resources with this info, so why not check it out.

Check out some screen grabs from the application to see what your buying.


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    About the Author

    Dale Pearson
    has worked in IT since 1998, Infosec since 2004, and studied and performed hypnosis, mentalism etc since 2009. Dale is a full time Red Teamer with a love of social engineering and qualified hypnotherapist. He spends a great deal of time researching the various skills and techniques that make up the art and science of Social Engineering.


    1. Avtonom


      did you buy the book?

      Have a nice weekend

    2. Dale

      Not the book, but I had the app back at the time of writing.

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