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Post Mon May 16, 2011 1:44 pm

Recomended book for Pen Tester

Hi All,

I have a lot of spare time on my hands at the moment why I am trying to break into the industry. I want to know if there are any books that are worth reading ?

I really looking for something that will be very hands on so subject get explained then you go test it on your lab.

Any recommendation please ?
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Post Mon May 16, 2011 1:55 pm

Re: Recomended book for Pen Tester

General pentesting or any specific area you are interested in?
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Post Mon May 16, 2011 4:39 pm

Re: Recomended book for Pen Tester

From the web side, the Web Application Hackers Handbook is very specific and technical. If you're interested in exploit development, take a look at the Shellcoders Handbook....very technical.
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Post Mon May 16, 2011 5:37 pm

Re: Recomended book for Pen Tester

I am interested in anything that going to improve my skills to be a pen tester.

I have just got shell code book and does look very technical I am not sure I am ready to develop exploits yet.

Is there one topic a pen tester should know like the back of his hand ?
I was thinking about SQL Injections ..
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Post Mon May 16, 2011 5:44 pm

Re: Recomended book for Pen Tester

There is no single book to do that. You need about 30 books and tons of exp :)

If you want to look at SQL injection hit the book I recommended. There are also numerous SQL injection tutorials/walk throughs on the intertubes.
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Post Mon May 16, 2011 6:05 pm

Re: Recomended book for Pen Tester

Not just SQL just any books that will build on my skill I currently at the level of using exploits I know how to scan and find out information and find vulnerabilities I now want learn the next steps. How to attack the system
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Post Mon May 16, 2011 6:49 pm

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I have been reading Grey Hat Hacking... it's a good read and full of info. Easy to follow even if you are new to the game.
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Post Mon May 16, 2011 8:30 pm

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+1 for grey hat - good book.
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Post Mon May 16, 2011 8:52 pm

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cool I go for that then thanks
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Post Mon May 16, 2011 8:56 pm

Re: Recomended book for Pen Tester

One more a little less technical but a very very good book is Counter Hack Reloaded. I remember reading that in the beginning and it "opened my eyes."
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Post Tue May 17, 2011 12:13 am

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Counter Hack Reloaded is a great book as well
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Post Tue May 17, 2011 10:15 am

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I was going to suggest Counter Hack Reloaded too. Trying to slowly move my way through it (think I mentioned haven't read much lately).

Books I'm trying to read:
Hacking Work (Horrible book, about breaking policies you don't understand and putting your job at risk. Like forwarding your work email to your GMAIL account. Using Google Docs for collaboration, company tools suck, etc.)

Counter Hack Reloaded

Professional Penetration Testing

Hacking Exposed
Hacking Exposed Wireless
Hacking Exposed web apps
OSWP, Sec+
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Post Tue May 17, 2011 11:59 am

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A+, Net+, Server+, Security+, MCP/XP
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Post Tue May 17, 2011 12:32 pm

Re: Recomended book for Pen Tester

kriscamaro68 wrote:Check out this book: http://www.amazon.com/BackTrack-Assurin ... 497&sr=8-1


I have already read this book thanks
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Post Tue May 17, 2011 1:23 pm

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Jamie.R wrote:
kriscamaro68 wrote:Check out this book: http://www.amazon.com/BackTrack-Assurin ... 497&sr=8-1


I have already read this book thanks


How does it compare to the other books that publisher put out? I tried reading their Xen book, but the pages all fell out, and it looked like there was no technical editor for it. I kept sending in errata, for non-working commands, with what they should have been, but never saw the page updated.
OSWP, Sec+
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