Which are best ethical hacking and pentesting books for beginners?

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There is no best free (e-)book for so-called ethical hacking.

Hacking — is much exploited arena of information technology & security. It has now become a billion dollar industry. Media are another game-changers to promote so-called hackers and such hackers become an idol for newcomers and cyber security training industry exploits them.

In mid 80s & 90s, hacking was termed as programming subculture of the developers’ community. But later it was disguised by the moron media people who little understand hacking, and technology behind the security.

Media falsely related hacking to cyber crime. Some moron then started using a much pretty word — ethical to precede hacking and it’s become Ethical Hacking. Simply ridiculous.

There’s a mushroom growth of cyber security training since couple of years. Most of them are just fake. And innocent young people who think cyber security is a demanding field of computer science, are aspiring to become a hacker.

No one can become hacker by such street courses like CEH. Nor one can become a successful hacker (LOL!) by two or three year nonsense graduate or diploma courses. To become a successful security expert requires lots of sweating hours to study and many sleepless nights to become well-versed with many systems.

People who cannot cope-up with CLI should simply get away from information security field. Also system scripting languages like bash, csh, sh, perl, python are required to write your own code to deal with systems and to talk with the network. By using were tool available in Kali Linux or using Metasploit etc., not means you are a good security expert or so-called hacker.

Cyber security is a matter of own experience to deal with vulnerabilities & threats. I witnessed many students who successfully completed hacking courses like CEH and still struggle to escape if stuck in simple Linux gotcha.

So you want to be a Security Engineer, Penetration Tester, Ethical Hacker?? That’s awesome, we need more people like you.

1.Hacking: The Art of Exploitation, 2nd Edition

This hacking book is a must read for beginners. This book focuses on many common obstacles people face during beginning of the ethical hacking job. This book can help beginners do their job more efficiently.

This is one of the best books which will take you through the technicalities of areas like programming, shell code and exploitation. Regardless of whether you are a beginner or have very little hacking knowledge, this book will help you understand the complexities of the digital security tasks.

This excellent and well written book will make you learn all the clever stuff of getting access to a system. All in all, the best book to buy.

2.The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing: 

Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Made Easy (Syngress Basics Series)

The best thing about this book is that it covers all the basics of penetration testing and hacking, without assuming that the reader has any prior hacking knowledge. It provides a step-by-step journey of penetration testing, moving from Information Gathering to Scanning, Exploitation and finally, Report Writing.

Instead of dealing with individual concepts in-depth, this book will provide you with a wholesome picture of hacking.

3. Metasploit: The Penetration Tester's Guide

This book deals with Penetration Testing by making use of the open source Metasploit Framework testing. It is suitable for readers who have no prior knowledge of Metasploit. The tutorial-like style of the book makes you learn things by doing them.

The ending of the book provides you with an actual penetration test’s simulated version so as to provide you with a realistic experience.

4. BackTrack 5 Wireless Penetration Testing Beginner's Guide

Right from the beginning, this book gives you what you need, without wasting time in unnecessary justifications. Instead of explaining only theoretical concepts, the book consists of finely tuned and crystal clear tutorials. It provides a good mix of basics and high level knowledge and works cohesively with the reader.

5. CEH Certified Ethical Hacker All-in-One Exam Guide

This is undoubtedly one of the most well written books of all times. It provides crisp and clear writing with relevant examples along with a humorous touch to enliven the dry and mundane subject. The contents of the book are well organized in a neither too chatty nor too dry manner. However, you require some basic networking background to derive full benefits from this book.

6. CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-501 Study Guide

This certification book is easy to read, straightforward and explains some of the complex topics in an excellent manner. All you need to do in order to pass the test is to read the book and do the practice exercises.

In addition to this, the “remember this sections” and the content headers highlight all the key topics that one must pay attention to. So, if you wish to straightaway get down to the study material without wasting time on esoteric gibberish, this is the book for you.

Although, hacking may sound like an interesting area of study, when it comes to the application of the various concepts of penetration testing, it is easier said than done. In addition to having an educational background in the field of computer science, the hackers must have an affinity to learning and acquiring new skills on an ongoing basis. Also, the ethical hackers must possess out-of-the box thinking so that they are able to come with maximum number of possible ways of designing and securing a computer system.

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