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    Thumbs up penetration tester's open source toolkit

    if you have the means this is a great book to get a hold of you can of course get it from a few bit torrent sites but it is only 29USD for the download able PDF if you noob like me to linux and using it to test your networks security instead of windows this book will help out lot.


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    www[dot]syngress.com/catalog/?pid=3330

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    That book is good but a little outdated. For current penn testing I HIGHLY recomend this book by Andrew whitaker. He is a true Guru of the ethical hacking field.

    Plus if you are a noob to linux what you should be reading is this
    http://www.oreillynet.com/linux/cmd/
    http://www.linuxdevcenter.com/linux/cmd/
    http://bashscripts.org/

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    Quote Originally Posted by purehate View Post
    That book is good but a little outdated.
    I have it on good word that there will soon be an update to Penetration Tester's Open Source Toolkit.
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    As long as we are recommending books, Google Hacking for Penetration Testers by Johnny Long just had a second edition come out, and he and Kevin Mitnick have a book being released on social engineering in September. There is a sample chapter on johnny.ihackstuff.com

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    cool books more the better thx for the links i'll be sure to read them all.

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    Since we've started a book thread here is another good read for any one interested in pentesting. Thanks for the tip Prez Ive always loved that book and the other wireless ones synerges press puts out so Ill be looking forward to some updated material

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    I have it on good word that there will soon be an update to Penetration Tester's Open Source Toolkit.
    That's great news. I wondered if they'd do a second addition. Maybe it should become required reading before posting here. Make people take a ten question quiz or something.

    I'm also looking forward to Johnny Long's 2nd Google book. I just thought I knew how to google before reading the first.

    Computer books can piss me off, sometimes. Most spend an inordinate amount of time describing how to install something on a distro I don't use. Usually a couple of chapters. Both the above books had much more substance than some others I won't mention. Those I'll usually read while sitting at Barnes and Noble's.

    While dated, I learned quite a bit from the syngress ethereal book and the nessus book. Hopefully they'll both have a second addition. I found the "power tools" book lacking in substance.

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    Default Hacking Exposed 5th Editon

    Hey Guys,

    Looking for a good book to learn pen-testing...this is a good start:
    http://www.amazon.com/Hacking-Expose...6682824&sr=8-1

    Regards,

    Macamba

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    macamba I can agree with that. I have that book and have just ordered the Wireless version:

    amazon.com/Hacking-Exposed-Wireless/dp/0072262583

    It's got a lot of the tools from BT2 in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atarii View Post
    macamba I can agree with that. I have that book and have just ordered the Wireless version:

    amazon.com/Hacking-Exposed-Wireless/dp/0072262583

    It's got a lot of the tools from BT2 in it.
    Damn, I hope you guys didn't use your credit card to buy that. Buying them with anything other than cash gets your name on a list at a certain TLA.
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