4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Methodical, lists many tools of the trade,
This review is from: BackTrack 4: Assuring Security by Penetration Testing (Paperback)
I suppose these tools are going to be in the public domain anyway, so we might as well educate white hats as well as the black hats that may know them already. This book is a complete guide to penetration testing, aimed at potential security consultants. (That's the good part.) The bad part is that this book in the wrong hands can wreak all kinds of havoc-- it makes hacking way too easy. The authors do a good job of providing the right level of detail in all sorts of IT disciplines (networking, protocols, remote access, etc.), not spending too much time because there's just too many tools to introduce.
Frightening, yet useful in the right hands. If you are a security testing professional, you really need a copy of this book.