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:
I just finished reading:
I have heard good things, but haven’t gotten the time yet to read:
I read all of these Independently, and they were pretty good:
I have the 4th and 6th edition. This is a very good starter book for getting used to the techniques and some common attacks.
The book I am currently reading, but know it is going to be awesome just based on the authors:
I have a previous recommendation for social engineering: