Best Popular Books To Learn Ethical Hacking 2018 II Book

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Best Popular Books To Learn Ethical Hacking 2018 II Book

One of the most popular and most asked questions, since I’ve started this blog, is if I can recommend some good hacking books to read for beginners and more experienced hackers and penetration testers. In this article, I want to highlight some hacking books and InfoSec books that I personally liked that cover subjects such as ethical hacking, penetration testing, web application penetration testing and other InfoSec related subjects.

  • In addition to college degrees, certifications, hacking courses, taking up challenges and practical training, books are an invaluable source of information to keep your knowledge up-to-date and acquire new skills.
  • Whether you’re a beginner in the field of InfoSec or a seasoned professional, mastery of new skills will open up many doors and allow you to progress in your career faster.
  • The secret of becoming a (better) penetration tester, bug bounty hunter or IT professional is to not only focus on penetration testing books but also read books on related subjects such as Networking, programming, exploit development, web applications, network security monitoring, and other IT subjects
  • Having at least a little theoretical knowledge about these subjects helps you a lot to look at information security from different angles and perspectives. For this reason, I will not only list hacking books in
  • this article but also books on related subjects that I deemed important enough to read. In my opinion, every serious IT professional should be reading at least a book per month and I hope that this article will help you discover your next InfoSec book to read

Best Popular Books To Learn Ethical Hacking 2018 II Book

1. BackTrack 5 Wireless Penetration Testing Beginner’s Guide

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    BackTrack 5 Wireless Penetration Testing’ is an ideal book for beginners who want to learn wireless security and hacking from scratch. The book is authored by Vivek Ramachandran, an expert in Wi-Fi security, and it is published by Packt Publishing.
  • It has 9 chapters which cover useful concepts, such as wireless lab setup, WLAN encryption flaws, bypassing WLAN authentication and WLAN penetration testing methodology.
  • The book allows learning through practical examples and quizzes. It discusses in detail about design flaws in wireless networks, penetration testing of WLAN infrastructure, wireless client security and more.

2. The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing

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The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing’ is a book which is authored by Patrick Engebretson and published by Syngress. The book teaches to perform penetration testing using modern hacking tools, such as Backtrack Linux, Metasploit, Netcat, Netbus and more.

It includes 7 chapters which explain the core concepts, like penetration testing, scanning, exploitation, malware and more. The book utilizes the Backtrack Linux distribution system which allows learning ethical hacking in a modern context.

3. The Hacker Playbook 2

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The Hacker Playbook 2: Practical Guide To Penetration Testing’ is authored by Peter Kim and published by Secure Planet LLC. The book draws references from a football game and teaches a step-by-step approach towards dealing with various core concepts of penetration testing,

such as social engineering, intelligence gathering, evading antivirus software, detecting and exploiting vulnerabilities and more. The book is suitable for I.T. security professionals and penetration testers.

4. Metasploit: The Penetration Tester’s Guide

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Metasploit is one of the most widely used frameworks by penetration testers for detecting and exploiting vulnerabilities. ‘Metasploit: The Penetration Tester’s Guide’ is a suitable book for beginners which allows them to understand the framework’s conventions and module system and also learn to launch simulated attacks, such as client-side, wireless and social engineering attacks.

The book also covers modern penetration testing techniques, performing network reconnaissance, writing Meterpreter post-exploitation modules and scripts and integrating with Nmap and Nessus.

5. CEH Certified Ethical Hacker

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All-In-One CEH Certified Ethical Hacker’ is an exam guide for students who are preparing for the v8 certification exam for Certified Ethical Hacker. The book is authored by Matt Walker and is published by McGraw Hill Education.

The book features 10 chapters which shed light on the fundamentals of ethical hacking. It is a comprehensive guide to studying several relevant topics, such as reconnaissance, enumeration, web-based hacking, wireless hacking, penetration testing, cryptography, and social engineering. It also provides practical exercises, question sets, and lab-based examples through electronic content.

6. RHCSA/RHCE Red Hat Linux Certification Study Guide

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‘RHCSA/RHCE Red Hat Linux Certification Study Guide’ is a useful learning resource for students as well as working professionals who are keen on mastering the fundamental concepts of ethical hacking. The book is suitable for students who want to appear for RHCSA and RHCE certification exams.

It is authored by Michael Jang and Alessandro Orsaria and published by McGraw Hill Education. The book features theoretical explanations, practical exercises, 300+ practice questions, lab-based practical exams/scenarios and two practice exams for RHCSA and RHCE.

7. CompTIA Security+

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CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-301 Study Guide’ is a preparatory guide for students and security professionals appearing for the Security+ certification as well as other advanced certifications like CompTIA CASP and CISSP.

Author Darrell Gibson covers several important and relevant security topics in a simple language through practical examples and lucid explanations. Moreover, the book is packed with over 450 practice test questions and includes a pre-test and post-test set of 100 questions for every chapter.

8. Hacking: The Art of Exploitation

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‘Hacking: The Art of Exploitation’ is a comprehensive guide to learn to hack for beginners. Author Jon Erickson teaches learners to crack encrypted wireless traffic using the FMS attack, hijack TCP connections and exploit cryptographic weaknesses. The book covers several important concepts from a hacker’s perspective, such as fundamentals of C programming language, machine architecture, Linux environment, debugging code and hijacking network communications. It comes along with a live CD which provides knowledge about Linux programming as well as programming using C, assembly language and shell script.

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