April 29th, 2004, 02:19 AM
i have created this thread because i (and maybe some other people) would like some recomendations on books that would help us better advance ourselfs within the security feald.
please post the name of the book or books, and who its by. then tell what the reader should pick up from it......
April 29th, 2004, 02:30 AM
TCP/IP Illustrated by W. Richard Stevens. You can buy it from amazon here or I think most Barnes and Nobles stores have it, I can't recall. It basically paraphrases the RFC for each of the protocols in it, which is VERY useful. Rather than reading 120 pages on TCP and knowing everything about it, you can read 25 pages and have a pretty good understanding of it.
April 29th, 2004, 02:40 AM
Digital Fortress!!! By Dan Brown. This book you can't put down. A must read!
April 29th, 2004, 04:11 AM
The Oreilly SAFE book (I bought mine for $5 plus $3 dollar shipping on EBAY)
April 29th, 2004, 04:23 AM
Malware: Fighting Malicious Code by Ed Skoudis
It explains what malware is and how it works (analysis and disection) and practical ways of how to protect yourself from it. The book is geared toward system admins, network admins, and security analysts/etc. It is by no means light in technical detail - it's 600+ pages of good details.
Just my .02
April 29th, 2004, 04:28 AM
The books in my library... or actually a very large table with computers and books on it. The kinda table that you'd normally see at thanks-giveing and various parties. Anyways laying around on it is:
The Korn Shell
Basic - A problem solving approach (Made in the 80s. Funny "future" codeing concepts & technology)
Unix in a nutshell
C++ primer plus
Learning redhat (If your a *nix noob then this kicks ass...)
essential system administration
introduction to local area networks
troubleshooting & repairing PCs (Yet another classic from the 1980s... it rocks)
VB6 step by step (Don't really use VB books anymore but when you run into problems its nice to have)
VB6 Application Development
Teach yourself VC++6
Some hacking exposed books (get the web application and linux editions... the original hacking exposed is mainly just small introductions to thier other books.)
I am also now collecting a very large assortment of various source code, examples, & tutorials on MASM.
April 29th, 2004, 04:43 AM
Well I definitely went on a spree awhile back cause I wanted to find out how the bad guys were doing it:
Hack Proofing Linux
Hack Attacks Testing
Hack Attacks Revealed
Hacking Exposed (Set)
Maximum Linux Security
Hiding in Plain Sight
Hacker's Challenge 1 & 2
Schildt's Complete Ref: C & C++
HTML & XHTML - Oreilly
There was some duplication in the first part of the list, but the examples varied significantly.
Books on my list to get: Building Secure Servers with Linux, Practical Unix & Internet Security and the Real World Linux Security.
April 29th, 2004, 07:11 AM
Dont want to seem lame or n00b, but the dummies books provide a nice, basic approach and let you build yourself up to more advanced topics and more expensive books
April 29th, 2004, 08:27 AM
Anything O'Reily. They are just downright good! Pick a service that you want to learn more about and grab one.
You shall no longer take things at second or third hand,
nor look through the eyes of the dead...You shall listen to all
sides and filter them for your self.
April 29th, 2004, 12:55 PM
well lets see i got....
Sams tech yourself HTML and XHTML in 10 min
Learning Python by O'Reilly
Building Linux Clusters by O'Reilly
Perl for dummies
The book of IRC
Sams teach yourself Linux programming in 24 hours (box set- It comes with a linux programming book and a C++ book)
i got more but that involves getting up and going to another room and i dont feel like doing that right now