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I am interested in security, but am definitely a beginner in the field. My background is wireless networking. I was looking at purchasing a few books on the subject.

Violent Python

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1597499579/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Metasploit - David Kennedy

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/159327288X/ref=gno_cart_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

were recommended to me. Does anyone have any recommendations for a CEH book or any other good ones?

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I think CEH is a very high level course, useful for managers and sales staff.

If you want to get into pentesting, you cant really beat the offensive security courses, I tend to recommend PWB (http://www.offensive-security.com/information-security-training/penetration-testing-with-backtrack/) but the OSCP is also good. I generally look for either of these certifications when I'm hiring (unless your experienced and established within the community with good references)

For books

Pentesting

  • Gray Hat Hacking 3rd Edition - ISBN 978-0071742559
  • Web Hackers Handbook, 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-1118026472
  • Hacking Exposed 6 - ISBN 978-0071613743
  • Hacking Exposed Web Applications 3 - ISBN 978-0071740647
  • Metasploit: The Penetration Tester's Guide: A Penetration Tester's Guide - ISBN 978-1593272883
  • Deviant Ollam, Practical Lock Picking - ISBN 978-1597496117
  • Social Engineering: Art of Human Hacking - ISBN 978-0470639535

General Reading

  • Stealing the Network: Complete Series - ISBN 978-1-59749-299-7
  • The Cuckoos Egg - ISBN 978-1416507789
  • Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground ISBN 978-0307588685

Reversing

  • Malware Analyst's Cookbook and DVD: Tools and Techniques for Fighting Malicious Code - ISBN 978-0470613030
  • Practical Malware Analysis - ISBN 978-1-59327-290-6
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Thanks for the links midnightsnake! I went ahead and picked up

  • Gray Hat Hacking 3rd Edition - ISBN 978-0071742559
  • Metasploit: The Penetration Tester's Guide: A Penetration Tester's Guide - ISBN 978-1593272883
  • Social Engineering: Art of Human Hacking - ISBN 978-0470639535

I am excited to begin reading these!

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