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I myself don't really know of any good books. I have a few such as "Secrets of a Super Hacker" and "Steal This Computer Book, What They Don't Want You to Know About the Internet", but they are both very outdated and weren't really that good in the first place.

I was hoping that some of you out there in hak5 land might have some suggestions.

Pleas provide links to any books or tutorials if possible.

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heres a couple of my favorites ...

any of the books in the stealing the network series are good but i liked the first the best.

Just search amazon and you can find TONS of good techno books !!

Stealing the Network: How to own the Box

The Art of Intrusion: The Real Stories Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders & Deceivers

..edit... forgot these 2 ..

Hacking Exposed

Secure your Network using free sotware

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Kevin's The Art Of Intrusion is an excellent book. I have only read one chapter, *and havent had time to read the rest* but I can say it's at least a damn good first chapter. It basically goes into rather decent detail about some wild and large hacks that a few choice hackers have done, and why or why not these hacks are possible today. Supposedly all the hacks are in fact true, from hackers that kevin himself handpicked, interviewed and grilled to ensure that it is as true as possible, except some people names are changed for the obvious reasons.

Also this book makes you think about things such as security and possibles vs. impossibles of everything in your own life and even where you work. The first chapter was really interesting to me because it is about stealing money from casinos, and I work in a casino so that made me think about things with work. It also entices you to notice certain aspects at work and you find alot of vulnerabilities in the process *though I have really found none where I work, but then casinos are tougher to steal from now then walmart*. Really good book, and @ $25 from amazon hardbound, it's a steal.

oh yeah and obviously if you read my sig/quote then you know how he rolls.

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a business book? I havent read it so I couldnt tell ya.

I will say this though.

***disclaimer***

I do not condone piracy etc.

***

With that said I can tell you that if you may or may not want to find a great wealth of hacking related books and you may or may not want to check alot of them out to see which ones are good without buying a whole bunch of em' then you may or may not want to go to your favorite bay site that is associated with pirates that may or may not really be associated with the kind found in "the pirates of the carribean" and if you possibly do or do not want to search for a torrent file that may or may not be found with the words "hacker" and may or may not be joined with the word "ebook"

Just my 2 cents..

oh btw, eviltechie, this is the second post today you said dont read the book, I take it you didnt like it so plz explain.

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The cuckoo's egg by Cliff Stoll is a fun read. Although it's old and more of a novel than an instruction book it does give some insight into the administrator and law enforcement mind.

I also highly recommend "The Cuckoo's Egg" by Cliff Stoll. It's a fascinating (true) story about hacking in the days of modems and KGB spies, written by the (mostly unprepared) sysadmin at Lawrence Berkeley Lab who tracked the hacker.

It isn't an instructional-type book, but it is a great read - I can't recommend it enough!

(This book also introduced me to the smiley face for the first time, in about '91. I actually turned the book sideways to see it. :-) )

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The art of deception mostly covers social engineering, which can easily get by any security in place if your target is not properly trained. It uses many business situations as examples because you can lie to anybody over the phone to circumvent any network or physical security. It's easier to make somebody on the inside do your dirty work then having to do it yourself.

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a business book? I havent read it so I couldnt tell ya.

I will say this though.

***disclaimer***

I do not condone piracy etc.

***

With that said I can tell you that if you may or may not want to find a great wealth of hacking related books and you may or may not want to check alot of them out to see which ones are good without buying a whole bunch of em' then you may or may not want to go to your favorite bay site that is associated with pirates that may or may not really be associated with the kind found in "the pirates of the carribean" and if you possibly do or do not want to search for a torrent file that may or may not be found with the words "hacker" and may or may not be joined with the word "ebook"

Just my 2 cents..

oh btw, eviltechie, this is the second post today you said dont read the book, I take it you didnt like it so plz explain.

haha nice post.... "I may..... or may not" give that a try

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Try not to double post k? Many people get irritated by this ;)

:blink: My bad... I didn't know that was bad forum edict.

Thanks for letting me know though. :rolleyes:

Hey... that gives me an idea for a new topic... "forum edict". So noobs (such as myself) know what and what not to do.

Never mind, There is already a topic for that, that I just now seen... haha... like I said.... "noob"

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1. I no double-post. (i know it wasnt directed toward me Im just being silly)

2. I may or may not say your welcome to the outcome of what you may or may not have searched for on said site, but i may or may not hope you may or may not have found what you may or may not have been looking for :D

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I was actually given a copy of "steal this computer book 2" I was rather displeased with it and am glad I didn't pay for it. lol If for whatever reason someone wants it send me a PM.

I am looking forward to getting a copy of both of Kevin Mitnicks books. When I saw them at the book store I wanted to grab them and run like hell and find a quiet place to read unfortunately I didn't have the cash to spend that day :(

I have read some of "Hacking Exposed" 2nd Edition and liked what I read of it.

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Kevin Mitnicks the art of deception i really liked. what ive read from The Art of Intrusion has been good.

a random book i found when i was board a barns and noble that surprised me is wifi toys http://www.amazon.com/Wi-Fi-Toys-Wireless-...2154&sr=8-1 it has a few projects that are pretty interesting

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