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Gray Hat Hacking The Ethical Hacker's Handbook, Fourth Edition
Gray Hat Hacking The Ethical Hacker's Handbook, Fourth Edition
by Daniel Regalado
Edition: Paperback
Price: £44.99

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you work in Information Security, you should read this book., 6 Feb. 2015
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I pre-ordered the 4th edition, which arrived last week. A number of very competent security experts are the authors of this book. I have been a fan of Shon Harris, since reading her CISSP book, which helped me pass my CISSP. I previously read the third edition of Gray Hat hacking, with which I was very impressed. This had prompted me to pre-order the 4th edition.

From an ethical hacker point of view, the book describes the applicability of the topics from the perspective of the white, gray and black hat hacker. This contrast of viewpoints adds to the richness of the topics presented and I feel is a nice touch.

The first part of the book focuses on a number of chapters on preparation. These cover topics on static analysis, de-compilation, a good chapter on fuzzing with lots of useful pointers to further reading (although Sutton, Greene and Amini's excellent book on the subject of fuzzing is not listed). The preparation section concludes with a couple of chapters on shellcode and particularly writing shellcode for Linux. This covers how to encode the shellcode using Metasploit.

The second part of the book, which comprises over 50% of the book, covers the use of all the common tools the ethical hacker is likely to need to use. The tools covered include nmap, Metasploit, tcpdump, onesixtyone, along with a number of others. There is a nice section on Linux exploits, which includes some example python scripts. The Windows chapters cover interesting areas like how to bypass memory protection, and different methods for exploiting access control mechanisms.
There is also coverage of buffer overflows, stack overflows and methods for attacking the heap.

Chapter 15 on exploiting web applications frames the chapter by covering the Owasp top 10. There is good coverage of XSS injection, including the use of the fiddler proxy.
Exploitation of the Heap is covered in the later chapters with manipulation of the IE browser.

Chapter provides excellent coverage of the BeEF framework; examples of how to run it from with Kali, including coverage of how to ensure you have the latest version from the git repository.

There is also good coverage in chapter 19 of how to determine vulnerable areas of Microsoft systems by analysing the patches released on patch Tuesday using IDA and turbodiff.

The third part of the book delves into some advanced topics in the area of Malware analysis.
Chapter 20 covered how to analyse android malware, which I found fascinating. Whilst chapter 21 delved into ransomware and methods to dissect it. This included some nice examples of using Metasploit and netcat to log into the windows machine and kill the ransomware locker process using pskill, which was cute.
The book concludes with some approaches to next generation reverse engineering with a lot of focus on IDA.

If you work in Information Security, you should read this book. Well done to all the authors.


Schiesser Boy's Unterwsche Underwear Blue - Blau (803-dunkelblau) 6 Years
Schiesser Boy's Unterwsche Underwear Blue - Blau (803-dunkelblau) 6 Years

5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality product, 6 Feb. 2015
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Good quality, hard wearing product.


Trixie Dog Barrier Birch, 108 x 50 x 31 cm
Trixie Dog Barrier Birch, 108 x 50 x 31 cm
Price: £42.22

2.0 out of 5 stars You would better off getting a baby/child stair guard, 6 Feb. 2015
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This was ok for the first couple of weeks. The dogs soon learnt to scale it. A baby/child stair guard would have been more suitable than this. It also got knocked over and broke, which required some minor DIY to repair.

Assembly of the product was straight forward.


Leiths How to Cook (Leiths School/Food & Wine)
Leiths How to Cook (Leiths School/Food & Wine)
by Leiths School of Food and Wine
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £20.40

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you only buy one recipe book this should be it., 6 Feb. 2015
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I can't fault this book. It makes the perfect reference that should be on anyone bookshelf that enjoys cooking. From how to fry the perfect egg, to prepare fish or to make Tiramisu this book seems to cover it. Even better it was reduced when I got it. If you only buy one recipe book this should be it.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Great solution to sort out a barking dog problem, 6 Feb. 2015
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This sorted the barking problem of our dog within 2 days of wearing it. Now after 1 bark, the very high pitched sound is activated and the dog stops barking. You get a lot of excess on the collar, which will adjust for a wide variety of dog neck sizes. Due to the small size of dog this was used for, I cut the excess off the collar and taped it up with some insulating tape.


Trexus Intro Operators Chair PCB High Back H490mm Seat W490xD450xH440-560mm Charcoal
Trexus Intro Operators Chair PCB High Back H490mm Seat W490xD450xH440-560mm Charcoal
Price: £74.50

4.0 out of 5 stars Good value for money, 6 Feb. 2015
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Good chair, it would have been nice if it came with arms, but I've seen you can order these seperately. Easy to assemble and not bad from a comfort perspective. Good value for the money paid.


Mens New Red Stretch Boxer Brief Underwear Wanted Size Large
Mens New Red Stretch Boxer Brief Underwear Wanted Size Large

5.0 out of 5 stars Good support, very comfortable, 6 Feb. 2015
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These are great I bought three pairs and they are very comfortable, with lots of support.


Gusti Leder nature "Kai" Genuine Leather Travel Holdall Duffle Weekender Overnight Travel Weekend Carry-On Gym Sport Bag Holiday Luggage Unisex Brown Vintage R41b
Gusti Leder nature "Kai" Genuine Leather Travel Holdall Duffle Weekender Overnight Travel Weekend Carry-On Gym Sport Bag Holiday Luggage Unisex Brown Vintage R41b
Offered by Gusti Leather
Price: £118.65

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very well made, high quality bag, 6 Feb. 2015
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The quality of this bag is excellent. I often have to carry two large laptops into the workplace, along with papers, books etc. This is perfect for the job at hand. It doesn't look cheap like some laptop bags and sports bags that I've used for this purpose in the past. The little side pockets are perfect for keeping USB sticks, swipe cards etc.

There is also enough space in there to put an overnight change of clothes, toothbrush etc.


Mysocks® 5 Pairs Plain Red Mens Socks Made of Extra Fine Combed Cotton
Mysocks® 5 Pairs Plain Red Mens Socks Made of Extra Fine Combed Cotton
Offered by MysocksUK
Price: £15.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Nice comfy socks, 6 Feb. 2015
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These socks are comfy and a good fit. I like them so much I bought some in yellow and orange as well.


Plain Ankle Socks Orange 7-11
Plain Ankle Socks Orange 7-11
Offered by MysocksUK
Price: £4.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Nice comfy socks, 6 Feb. 2015
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These socks are comfy and a good fit. I like them so much I bought some in red and yellow as well.


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