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January 1, 2016

Ethical Hacking Book Lists

January 1, 2016
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January 1, 2016
I just answered a question from someone on another forum about books that would help them while learning ethical hacking. The course is great, but after finishing you may still have some questions. So I found 2 lists of books that I feel would be great to look into. But first I suggest reading this [12 page PDF](https://pdf.textfil.es/security/palmer.pdf) by C.C. Palmer to get better acquainted with ethical hacking, especially if you're just getting started. Below are the book lists. I hope these help someone out. [List 1](http://www.fromdev.com/2013/02/Hacking-Books.html)[List 2](http://www.efytimes.com/e1/fullnews.asp?edid=117618)One more note: If you haven't watched the [Cisco Talos presentation on emerging threat trends](http://www.cybrary.it/live-classrooms/), I would highly suggest it. Thanks dude Thanks Thank you what about books/resources on case study on ethical hacking??? thanks @prabhu3705 : what do you mean? whatever kind of hacking... apart from the intent, they are the same. Try out "The Hacker's Manual(2015)" it is also a useful resource. And thanks for the above list too. One of the best books I've read on hacking is **Counterhack Reloaded by Ed Skoudis** Thanks! That's great :) Great resources, thank you Another good book on Web Application hacking is: **The Web Application Hacker's Handbook**Co-written by the author of Burpsuite I did the ec council CEH and my instructor said that he could teach the whole course from "Hacking Exposed" (currently version 7). It gives a good general overview with a few case studies to illustrate real world scenarios. Good lists. Books are one of the best things to use when learning in this area. For CEH additional study, the All-in-One CEH exam guide (2nd edition) by Matt Walker is very informative and well presented. - Chambo Good lists ZeroSuitSnake. I would like to [The Hacker Playbook](http://www.amazon.com/The-Hacker-Playbook-Practical-Penetration/dp/1494932636) to that list as well. It's a good read, full of inspiring ideas. What I love most about it though, is that this book doesn't go through the "the fases of pentesting" explaining every single one in detail and how to scan a network using Nmap. In stead it takes a practical approach from someone who's clearly done this often and explains some out of the box ways to perform a pentest in certain situations. I've used his book often in the way he describes it in the intro: you find yourself stuck in a situation and need a few specific options to get out of it. Great stuff! Thanks! Great Read THANKS!! Nice! I have lot of books but the one i will recommend will be: Mastering-Kali-Linux-for-Advanced-Penetration-Testing-Beggs-Robert Thanks for sharing. Thanks Thanks. Thanks for sharing. Good stuff. Thanks. sambady setl my fb how can i hak thanks Mr dude awesome list of books...but second link gives error it does't opens Advanced Peneration Testing for Highly-Secured Environments-The Ultimate Security Guide 2nd Edition by Lee Allen Basic Security Testing with Kali Linux 2 by Daniel W. Dieterle Gray Hat Hacking-The Ethical Hacker's Handbook 4th Edition by Allen Harper Branko Spasojevic, Chris Eagle, Daniel Regalado, Jonathan Ness, Ryan Linn, Shon Harris, Stephen Sims Hacking Exposed 7-Network Security Secrets and Solutions by Stuart McClure, Joel Scambray, George Kurtz Kali Linux-Wireless Penetration Testing Beginner's Guide by Vivek Ramachandran, Camreon Buchanan Metasploit-The Penetration Tester's Guide by David Kennedy, Jim O'Gorman, Devon Kearns, Mati Aharoni Penetration Testing-A Hands-On Introduction to Hacking by Georgia Weidman Red Team Field Manual by Ben Clark The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing by Patrick Engebretson The Hacker Playbook-1 Practical Guide to Penetration Testing by Peter Kim The Hacker Playbook-2 Practical Guide to Penetration Testing by Peter Kim The Web Application Hacker's Handbook-Finding and Exploiting Security Flaws 2nd Edition by Dafydd Stuttard, Marcus Pinto I do have a question. I am doin gthe course now but im a little confused as to how this works, mainly, the reading portion. So i see that there is a list of recomended reading, do we just read the entire book, or do they tell us which sections to focus on and read for the next video or chapter? thanks thanks! Id like to recommend three books that I didn't see already listed : Black Hat Python: Python Programming for Hackers and Pentesters as a quick ref guide in various environments. Rtfm: Red Team Field Manual Blue Team Handbook: Incident Response which is the best python book you recomend to read,which make its mark faster. your list 2 is showing 404 error, rest are working fine..thanks- good work keep doing it.
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