Hacking: Recommended Readings

A friend recently asked me what some good books are for those trying to get into hacking.  The problem with books and hacking is just hacking’s very nature: it changes every day.  Also the attacks usually require a very high understanding of a certain protocol/operating system.  That doesn’t mean there aren’t some decent books out there though!  Here are my recommendations:

Fiction

I just finished reading:

Zero Day (Jeff Aiken) (Hardcover)


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I have heard good things, but haven’t gotten the time yet to read: 

Daemon (Hardcover)


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I read all of these Independently, and they were pretty good: 

Stealing the Network: The Complete Series Collector’s Edition, Final Chapter, and DVD (Hardcover)


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Technical

I have the 4th and 6th edition.  This is a very good starter book for getting used to the techniques and some common attacks. 

Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets and Solutions, Sixth Edition (Paperback)


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The book I am currently reading, but know it is going to be awesome just based on the authors: 

Metasploit: The Penetration Tester’s Guide (Paperback)


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I have a previous recommendation for social engineering: 

Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking (Paperback)


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