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Hacking Made a Little Bit Easier to Learn Thanks to These Books

The art of hacking, made (a bit) easier for your comprehension.

Throughout time, probably in the many years you’ve spent online, have you ever stumbled upon a website or profile of a person or group so vile, despicable, manipulative, and downright disgusting that could potentially be harmful to people exposed to their ugly content? And haven’t you wish you could do something about it? Like, maybe, hack them and erase their presence?

Hackers are often made out to be the bad guys. Many big corporations and every government on Earth would love to keep you thinking that way (unless it is their own hackers, of course) lest their secrets could be exposed.

In all honesty, hacking is, as you can imagine, a tech knowledge heavy field of work and it’s not for everyone. Those that can actually master the teaching of these books to learn hacking will be in possession of an immensely valuable skill which many powerful people would pay bank to have at their disposal. Check them out.

#1 SQL Injection Attacks and Defense by Justin Clarke-Salt

SQL Injection Attacks and Defense by Justin Clarke-Salt
This book is written very understandably. Learning with it, I was able to understand pretty quickly, how SQL vulnerability occurs, how it can be detected, exploited, and how to protect yourself from an SQL injection.

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#2 Bullseye Breach: Anatomy of an Electronic Break-In by Greg Scott

Bullseye Breach: Anatomy of an Electronic Break-In by Greg Scott
Sometimes we can use fiction to present truth better than the news. Bullseye Breach shows how a fictional US retailer allowed Russian mobsters to penetrate its network and steal 40 million customer credit card numbers, and what cybersecurity professional, Jerry Barkley, and an ad-hoc group in Minneapolis did about it.

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#3 Virus Bomb by D. Greg Scott

Virus Bomb by D. Greg Scott
Continuing the tradition of using fiction to present truth better than the news, in Virus Bomb, a nation-state launches the largest cyberattack in history against the United States as a data gathering phase of a much larger operation, and middle-aged, bald cybersecurity professional, Jerry Barkley, must shut it down before thousands die in a follow-on biological attack. Real superheroes are ordinary people who step up.

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#4 Unmasking the Social Engineer by Christopher Hadnagy

Unmasking the Social Engineer by Christopher Hadnagy
Just like anything else in life, Being able to read the person you are talking to is crucial to extract the information needed from him.

This book will show you the skills that are used by social engineers, scam artists and con men to build trust and rapport with their targets.

It also dive in the scientific part of it, Sharing some proven scientific methodology for understanding, and deciphering non-verbal signals.

Finally, jumps into the action by mixing practical and technical aspects of social engineering security.

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#5 The Web Application Hacker’s Handbook by Dafydd Stuttard

The Web Application Hacker's Handbook by Dafydd Stuttard
This is a great book on penetration testing of web applications. The authors provide extensive information about all the components of web applications, including client, server, and back-end aspects. This way, a security expert may learn how to conduct all-around security testing to ensure a high level of protection for data accessible through web applications.

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#6 Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking by Christopher Hadnagy

Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking by Christopher Hadnagy
Humans often end up being the weakest link in the security chain. For this reason, security experts need to understand how a person can be tricked into revealing sensitive information. The analysis of social engineering techniques, real cases, and tips presented in this book, help professionals deliver effective protection methods.

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Contributors to this article
Max from Snoopy Alien

Greg Scott from DGregScott

Adil Sadout from Valrin

Vadym Lysenko from MacKeeper Anti-Malware Lab

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