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Good Books To Start Out Reading?

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  • Good Books To Start Out Reading?

    What are some good books that you'd recommend an aspiring Ethical Hacker to read?

    I'm reading both editions of the Ethical Hacker Playbook so far as well as the Shellcoders Handbook.

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    Definitely dig the Hacker Playbooks, first and second editions. Also, Metasploit : The Penetration Testers Guide, Hacking the Art of Exploitation and A Hands-On Introduction to Hacking are some that I've enjoyed. Some other good resources (IMHO, your mileage may vary) are the NIST 800-115, Open Source Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM) and the Penetration Testers Execution Standard (and yes, I just realized how many of those sites not only do not default to HTTPS but don't support it, ironic). At any rate, I tend to be a bit OCD when it comes to reading, so that may have been overkill for your needs but they're all books / sources that I've either enjoyed, found very informative and helpful or both.
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