on 3 June 2012
Overall a good introduction to the topic. The authors lay the foundation so as the reader can sculpt tools to better protect and test both Unix and Windows operating systems from attack. Several scripting languages; Perl, Powershell, Ruby etc, were introduced as well as how competent scripts were created. This book will not replace a standard textbook on each language but it provides a taster for the strengths and weaknesses of each in the area of testing. The major quibble it does not really reach beyond a beginner stage to address more complex topics.