Hacking: 3 Books in 1

I recently concluded Hacking: 3 Books in 1 (Alex Wagner, 2019, 716 pages). It was an interesting introduction to different concepts and ways of thinking around ethical and non-ethical hacking.

I’m a Computer Engineer by background, but have worked most of my professional years in software products. The topics on this book are therefore somehow marginal to my field of action. Although several definitions and practices made sense right-away, because of my familiarity with the foundations of the digital world, other topics were relatively new to me.

For example, as is the case for most of us, I’ve also been exposed to multiple hacking attempts. Especially to Social Engineering techniques. But I quickly rebut suspicious attempts, and never understood what happens next to those that fall pray to some of these techniques. The book describes that in details, which I found very interesting to learn more about.

Other hands-on techniques on Kali Linux are also described in details. For me, these were interesting and curious, and also a way to get an overview without actually trying any of those.

So, in short, if your purpose is to get a good introduction into the world of security and hacking techniques, as it was in my case, this book is a great resource.

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