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Hacking Exposed 7

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  829 Ratings  ·  30 Reviews
A fully updated edition of the world's bestselling computer security book"Hacking Exposed 7: Network Security Secrets and Solutions" is filled with all-new information on today's most devastating attacks and proven countermeasures. The book covers: advanced persistent threats; infrastructure hacks; industrial automation and embedded devices; wireless security; the new SCAD ...more
ebook, 720 pages
Published July 23rd 2012 by McGraw-Hill Education (first published February 1st 2003)
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Roberto Travagliante
Complete guide concerning security. I think this is the bible of hacking!
Mar 25, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i very like
Lesley Harrison
Feb 09, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: computer-books
A good desk reference.
May 20, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: computer-science
Basic and outdated
Bill Leach
Case Study - An example of someone probing a system - use of the TOR network and an onion router for anonymity (

1 - Footprinting
- discovering the domain names, network blocks, subnets, routers and individual IP addresses on an entity
- publicly available information - company website, etc. - use, to look up physical addresses
- WHOIS and DNS enumeration
- DNS interrogation - using nslookup - determine mail exchange (MX) records using host commands
- net
Mar 22, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hacker
When I bought this book I was a bored and lazy 14 ys-old who wanted to become the Power Ranger of Computer Science. I mean if just by reading a thick and expensive book you can become a fucking ranger, wouldn't you buy it?
Nonetheless, it had been on my TO-READ-ASAP-YOUDUMB for more than 6 years, and I always wondered why. I mean the Art of Exploitation is a bit hard to follow, but you can read this without having to know about networks, memory or x32 Intel assembly. The problem is that it's very
Prattle On, Boyo
Not a hacking how to per se but more like a really good resource for securing your network. Some people object to titles like this one because they naively and mistakenly believe it helps the bad guys. But in reality, without knowing black hat techniques there is no possible way that you can secure your network. Period. The authors do an outstand job of walking the uninformed reader through the process of the hack from initial surveillance up to and including the attack. Highly recommend this bo ...more
Dec 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had a friend who is an IT who recommended this book when I asked how he was able to track me down no matter where I got on the internet. This was a very well written book that was easy for me to understand. It made it a lot easier for me to understand how the internet works and how to properly secure my digital life. I would definitely recommend this book to more than just IT's and computer hacks.
Apr 29, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Too broad

covers a lot of topics on the expense of detailed and practical discussion. The book title gives the impression that you are about to uncover the secrets of network security, instead it barely touches on the surface by naming and counting famous network security tools. I like to think of this book as a general reference for information security
Jul 27, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good for beginners. I picked up a few things I didn't know, it also helped me with my sorely lacking Windows hacking skills. Wished I found this book earlier. But I guess I benefited more from learning the hard way in the end.
Jan 28, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
HE is required reading for anyone with a network to secure. Also some of the attacks are quite interesting from an engineering standpoint.

Only drawback is that it doesn't go far enough. I would prefer to see more packet level information. Don't tell me it's an arp spoof, show me.
Nicholas Koh
Nov 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hacking exposed 7

I liked that the book had covered a wide range of hacks - windows, wireless, mobile.

However, the book was lacking in the depth of techniques used for each attack. Would have preferred that the book described how each technique can be performed.
Apr 14, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good reference book to learn how to protect yourself. One thing I was hoping to get out of this book a how to do the hacks myself to myself own network and servers but that wasn't there. Safety precautions and legal liabilities I guess.
Neat computer tricks
Jul 25, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read, lots of informative information on well... Hacking of course!
Jan 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great overview book on information security in general.
Dec 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Full of useful stuff. Clearly presented.
Jul 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
By the date it was released the best non fiction hacking books full of examples. A must read for those who are interested in basics.
Jul 03, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As far as these types of books go this book offers I think the widest range of exploits, tools, and analysis for the money.
Feb 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Comprehensive as always. Good book for broad security topics and hackers techniques. Not that much new stuff from older editions and still have some outdated information, but anyway good book.
Feb 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An enormously useful book for those interested in this particular field
Deepak Gupta
Oct 06, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
overall, it was a good 1900 page book. my maon problem was the constant for more information, buy this book from the same people inatead of just including it in thw book itself
Risk and vulnerability assessment for the network admin.
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