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    Talking Hacking: The Art of Exploitation by Jon Erickson

    I picked up this book recently and thus far I must say it's pretty interesting. It certainly explains how buffer overflows and other techniques are used. The majority of the book, not surprisingly, covers off programming aspects itself. This is not a how to program book but rather how can programming, if not done well, can be abused/misused. It also looks at specifics of networking (MITM, hijacking, rst hijacking, etc.) and cryptography.

    This is the 1st edition so the text is fairly sparse (only about 230 pages) but what is has is to the point and direct.

    I'd recommend it for those going beyond the Hacking Exposed books.
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    I've found the following book below to be very interesting and maybe some of you might also.

    http://www.schneier.com/book-beyondfear.html

    Beyond Fear
    Thinking Sensibly about Security in an Uncertain World
    Author = Bruce Schneier

    "Whether your goal is to enhance security at home, at the office, and on the road, or to participate more knowledgeably and confidently in the current debates about security in our communities and the nation at large, this book will change the way you think about security for the rest of your life."
    He has a couple of other good books as well that I have borrowed from the library to read a few times.
    Operation Cyberslam
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    Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit
    Proyecto Ututo EarthCam

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    Current ones Ive read lately that I thought were decent:

    "Cybershock: Surviving Hackers, Phreakers, Identity Theives, Internet Terrorists, and Weapons of Mass Disruption" by Winn Schwartau

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    do you need programming experties to read this book or does it not matter

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    Understanding some programming would be helpful. It makes it easier to understand why things are the way they are. But you don't need to be an expert programmer.
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    what is the best programming book for a programming newbie then??

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    Well, depends on the language. For C programming, I've found the following two (albeit both are older) helpful:


    Absolute Beginner's Guide to C (2nd Edition) by Greg Perry
    C Programming Language (2nd Edition) by Brian W. Kernighan and Dennis M. Ritchie

    Those should be good places to start.
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    i picked up both from the library any one that you prefer to start with??

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    Originally posted here by qod
    i picked up both from the library any one that you prefer to start with??
    Start with 'The C Programing Language',. a.k.a 'K&R'. This is the book on C, so you might as well
    read it sooner than later.

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    i started with absolute begginers guide to C because it seems not to assume any knowlege about programming, then i will do the K&R book about C.

    any other books on C that are great read???

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