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    Spec: I highly suggest you check out Gray Hat Hacking... it changed my opinion on books with the word Hacking in them it's got a decent group of authors. Chris Eagle (who released the IDA Pro book earlier this year), Jonathan Ness (a lead software security engineer at Microsoft), Allen Harper (former IRS Security Analyst), and Shon Harris (former engineer of the US Air Force Information Warfare unit).
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    Quote Originally Posted by The-Spec View Post
    NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVaAAAAR buy a book with the H-word in it.

    You want to get a book written by people who are interested in computers; for people who are interested in computers. Not something thats geared toward pimple-faced teens who just want something to appear on their screen to show off to pals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The-Spec View Post
    NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVaAAAAR buy a book with the H-word in it.

    You want to get a book written by people who are interested in computers; for people who are interested in computers. Not something thats geared toward pimple-faced teens who just want something to appear on their screen to show off to pals.
    Ha ha, I completely understand your thinking. The book I have is actually decent, and I believe it has more value than the stereotypical 'hax0r' book you're referring to. The title is probably just for marketing.

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    Hey guys,

    I want to get the book but its quite expensive due to the exchange rate :P

    If it is really worth it I shall order it.

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    Hey again,

    Any difference between the original and the 2nd ED one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cider View Post
    Hey guys,

    I want to get the book but its quite expensive due to the exchange rate :P
    If it is really worth it I shall order it.
    I may be missing something, but which book are you talking about?

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    Jeez Spec, What happened? Did a hacker piss in your cheerios?


    Any difference between the original and the 2nd ED one?
    3 years
    Substantial update & revision
    6 new chapters

    I may be missing something, but which book are you talking about?
    Gray Hat Hacking (2nd edition)

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    I've actually been considering buying that book. I haven't yet, as I'm still working on the books I currently am reading. What is the 'gray hat' all about though? and how advanced would you consider the book to be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HTRegz View Post
    Spec: I highly suggest you check out
    I just downloaded a PDF of it. It's not my cup of tea. Half the book had the same "and this is how you use metasploit" writing style that can be seen in their other shittier books. The rest was the same old song and dance to me.

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    metguru,

    Here is a write up with list of contents etc:

    http://www.mhprofessional.com/produc...sbn=0071495681
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