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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good starters guide., 18 Mar. 2013
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This review is from: The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing: Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Made Easy (Syngress Basics Series) (Paperback)
This book is absolutely fantastic for beginners. The first parts you read the author gives you a little introduction as to what hacking is and the ethics of hacking and sums up 'White Hats' and 'Black Hats' quite nicely. Surprisingly this book isn't too technical and is VERY easy to follow and understand.

There is a lot of times during the book that the author says 'But this is out of the scope of the book'. Don't knock that though, this is a beginners guide after all. Will you be an expert after reading this book? Hell no! But will you know some of the basics? YES! I personally think that this book will give you a 'feel' for pentesting, making you decide whether you would like to take it further. It is highly advised that you research some of the stuff that is mentioned in this book. Plus, practising how to research efficiently will help you out in your career as a Ethical Hacker.

After reading this book I have now gone on to read more advanced books, and will be studying for the OSCP cert this summer. This book is a must have for anybody wanting to know the basics of hacking.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect to start exploring the world of Pentesting and Ethical Hacking, 15 Feb. 2012
This review is from: The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing: Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Made Easy (Syngress Basics Series) (Paperback)
This book is a perfect book to get you started in the world of (Ethical)hacking and Pentesting.
It covers the following four step:

-Reconnisance
-Scanning
-Exploitation
-Maintaining access

Each chapter is explained to a good extend providing tools and examples to get started.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good for the beginner, 12 May 2013
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First off, this is a very good quality and well written book, especially for a beginner. It does a excellent job at hammering home the importance of recon and a logical methodology. It covers a good selection of tools and their usage, although it glosses over some of them a little too much.

There are a few things stopping a five star rating for me: the section on setting up a testing lab is very small and does not go into detail, when this will be an important first step for many people.
There are several occurrences of 'this is out of the scope of this book'. Many are justified, but some felt like a little bit of explanation would not go awry.
Another very big problem: the author fails to mention that you can choose the GNOME or KDE version of Backtrack. This is very important, as the layout is quite different and would confuse a beginner to linux. Backtrack Release 3 also has some more slight differences in layout and the locations of several tools has changed. This is not a problem though, as the book is as up to date as the release at the time was.

Overall I'd recommend this book for the absolute beginner and could be useful for someone lacking a structured methodology as a lot of time is given over to explaining the information gathering step. For anyone with a bit more experience, you might want to choose something a bit more substantial as this tries to cover a lot of tools and stages of a pentest in a small book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!, 31 Jan. 2013
This review is from: The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing: Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Made Easy (Syngress Basics Series) (Paperback)
Really good book that tells you all you need to know to get started in hacking and penetration testing. It is a really great subject and really interesting to learn about how it all works and links in together. Its a good book to help you see the bigger picture.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Start here!, 10 Jan. 2013
This review is from: The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing: Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Made Easy (Syngress Basics Series) (Paperback)
I've really only just entered the world of security, and for me this was the perfect entry.

This gives a great introduction to some of the methods used by hackers/pen testers. The author gives lots of detail on how to practice your technique and where to go next and so I think this would be a greater start for anyone interested in the field.

It's not a large book so isn't daunting, I think that can really turn people off when scratching the surface of a topic like this. The layout and style of writing is nice so it makes for an easy read.

At times I found the explanations a bit repetitive but that'll hopefully help me remember them!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good book, 12 Oct. 2012
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good beginners book, covers all the basics. it is slightly out of date after the release of backtrack 5, but is informative and a good starting point.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for introdution to the subject, 3 Mar. 2013
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The content is like a 101 course for the subject.. consider it as light reading and then go to something deeper on the subject of PenTest
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars uni needs for ethical hacking, 19 Oct. 2012
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This is an essential read if you want to know the basics of ethical hacking. It guides you from the very start and makes It very easy to read. I have bought this book to help me get through 3rd year in university and so far so good.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book, 2 May 2013
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I've always been good with computer, enjoyed tinkering with them. Roughly two years ago I became a first line support technician, but was becoming more and more curious with potential threats. Needless to say after reading some articles online I was drawn into the subject & purchased this book. It is a great introduction to some of the basics of hacking & would recommend it to anyone. There's even TV/movie references to help you understand certain items.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book!, 6 Feb. 2012
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The book arrived on time and perfect conditions, the author is very clear when explaining things and gives a clearly idea of the big picture of penetration testing, great book for beginners
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