Need a book suggestion!

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    • #3180
      ethicalhack3r
      Participant

      Just finished reading Kevin Mitnick’s ‘The art of intrusion’. Took me ages to read as I don’t think it was well written however did have some good stories in. Now im looking for my next read and don’t know what to buy…

      Im looking for a book to either expand my knowledge on web application security or the information security industry.

      Here’s what ive been looking at…

      Web Hacking – By Stuart McClure, Saumil Shah
      http://books.google.com/books?id=wL7RYFTuaVUC

      and/or

      InfoSec career hacking – By Aaron W. Bayles, Ed Brindley, James C. Foster, Chris Hurley, Johnny Long
      http://books.google.com/books?id=HXbgHQUjPfgC

      Can any one tell me if these are good buys or recommend other books that might interest me?!

      Thanks in advance!

    • #21221
      BillV
      Participant

      Both of these are very good/informative if you’re looking for web app stuff, I’d recommend either:

      Professional Pen Testing for Web Applications

      The Web Application Hackers Handbook

      BillV

    • #21222
      jason
      Participant

      I just got a copy of the Web Security Testing Cookbook from O’Reilly the other day:

      http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596514839/index.html

      which looks good so far

    • #21223
      ethicalhack3r
      Participant

      Thanks for the suggestions! Still undecided… lol  ???

      I wont be buying them till next week so I’ll give it some thought over the weekend.

      Thanks again!  😉

    • #21224
      Don Donzal
      Keymaster

      Seeing that you mention a less technical book in Mitnick’s tome as well as wanting a deeper technical knowledge of web app security, that sets a wide range of topics from which to attempt a suggestion. BillV makes great recos for the web app area, so how about something less technical but very thought provoking?

      Silence on the Wire by Michal Zalewski

      Take a look and let me know what you think,
      Don

    • #21225
      unicityd
      Participant

      For web application security, I second BillV’s recommendation of the Web Application Hacker’s Handbook.  I’m in the process of reading it myself–though i’ve been a little sidtracked lately–and it is very good.

      Unicityd

    • #21226
      ethicalhack3r
      Participant

      Right! Ordering the books tomorrow! Im going to go for…

      The Web Application Hacker’s Handbook

      and

      Silence on the Wire (if I can find it cheaper than £26 ($45) from amazon uk)

      Thank you to everyone for the suggestions, will let you all know what I think of the books once ive finished them.

      🙂

    • #21227
      sethmisenar
      Participant

      Sounds like you are already going with BillV’s suggestion of Web Application Hacker’s Handbook, but I would still like to 3rd (or is it 4th) that recommendation.

      In my opinion, WAHH is extremely well written…on top of being technically outstanding.  Hard to beat having the creator of the Burp suite as one of your authors. 

      Seth

    • #21228
      Jhaddix
      Participant

      @ethicalhack3r wrote:

      Just finished reading Kevin Mitnick’s ‘The art of intrusion’. Took me ages to read as I don’t think it was well written however did have some good stories in. Now im looking for my next read and don’t know what to buy…

      Im looking for a book to either expand my knowledge on web application security or the information security industry.

      Here’s what ive been looking at…

      Web Hacking – By Stuart McClure, Saumil Shah
      http://books.google.com/books?id=wL7RYFTuaVUC

      and/or

      InfoSec career hacking – By Aaron W. Bayles, Ed Brindley, James C. Foster, Chris Hurley, Johnny Long
      http://books.google.com/books?id=HXbgHQUjPfgC

      Can any one tell me if these are good buys or recommend other books that might interest me?!

      Thanks in advance!

      I would also check out the Stealing the Network Series. They mix fiction with tech in some good imaginative ways. I love them.

      For Web App stuff id check

      http://www.webappsec.org/web_security_books.shtml

      They have a good listing of some,

      also check OWASP’s books, they are free in ebook format!

      http://stores.lulu.com/owasp

      =)

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