March 29th, 2004, 04:13 PM
O'Reilly's Security Warrior
Anyone read this? I just ordered it and was looking for any feedback people might have. From the review I read on Amazon it might be the first high-level "exploit" book out there.
March 30th, 2004, 04:46 AM
re: Security Warrior
I actually almost purchased it a few weekends ago...
Standing in line at the local Borders, I started to actually page through the book and look at details. To be honest, I didn't see anything that I thought wasn't already available online somewhere (here, astalavista, etc...).
So i put it back and left
I read it as a comprehensive overview of 'security', not anything specific. Which bummed me out to be honest...so many books try to play the 'we'll cover it all' aspect and end-up either leaving out too many details or dumming down what they do present too much for my taste.
For instance - Hacking Exposed. What a jip. I'm glad I bought it from the Fry's bargain bin. It is a good comprehensive overview; I'll give the authors and fans that much. But man, where's the beef?
I was actually hoping that Security Warrior would be a Book of Five Rings for security...maybe the cover and title misled me :P
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April 25th, 2004, 04:42 AM
there is a good review on it at slashdot and probably 300 replies more