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    good books on penetration

    I've currently been reading books like Jon Erikson's "Hacking: the art of exploitation" and it suddenly occurred to me that I know about programming, and I know a little about network security, but I don't know much about penetration. The books I have read have all been about doing things once your in. I have read the standard "Anarchist's cook book" version of hacking, but most of it sounds like complete rubbish (not to mention outdated). I'm on the lookout for good books about penetration and intrusion. If anyone knows of a "good read" and is willing to share the name, author, and how helpful/relevant it would be to my course of study I would be greatly in their debt. If you need to know what O/S's I'm running... I have Windows XP Home edition along with Mandrake Linux 9.1 (i'm new with the linux so anything on that end may need to be "dummed down"). The computer I'll be testing on is a Dell running Windows XP (I own it so I'm running a completely ligit setup). Also any tools that you guys recommend would be helpful, I'm kinda on the free kick so if they cost $ I probably won't look into it unless it'll pay for itself 20 times over in the long run, but I'd like to start off with the manual hacks first (going in without the programs to do it for me). Well I thank you all in advance.
    ~Kyle (Phaktor5)

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    Senior Member Spyrus's Avatar
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    Check out these 2 books for a good start into the field
    Hack Attacks Revealed:
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...901015-6348101

    and Hack attacks denied
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...glance&s=books

    Both of which are a good read and will provide you with some useful information
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    This is the one I suggest. Lots of examples of penetration.

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...53724?v=glance

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    Hack Attacks Testing: How to Conduct Your own Security Audit latest in series mentioned by Spyrus....

    Hack I.T: Security Through Penetration Testing.

    And if you really like indepth books.....
    Inside Network Perimeter Security: The Definitive Guide to Firewalls, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), Routers, and Intrusion Detection Systems
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    but only for your enemy\"
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    hey all thanks, I'll check those out. Thanks SexyBadGirl, your suggestion may "***" in handy later. but as for the others, hopefully my local Barnes & Nobles has them. Thanks again.
    ~Kyle (Phaktor5)

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    Originally posted here by SexyBadGirl
    This is the one I suggest. Lots of examples of penetration.

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...53724?v=glance
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    Ya live up to your name Sexy, no doubt about that!
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    Sexy?

    Originally posted here by AngelicKnight
    Ya live up to your name Sexy, no doubt about that!

    I don't think so if sexy and bad, and let alone girl, is actually Sexy Bad Man pretending to be female. That is just "Shrinkage".

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