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Hack I.T.: Security Through Penetration Testing by Ajay Gupta, Scott Laliberte, T. J. Klevinsky

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Preface

Why write a book about hacking? The question is really whether a book about the techniques and tools used to break into a network would be beneficial to the information security community. We, the authors, believe that penetration testing is a valuable and effective means of identifying security holes and weaknesses in a network and computing environment. Understanding how others will try to break into a network offers considerable insight into the common pitfalls and misconfigurations that make networks vulnerable. This insight is essential to creating a comprehensive network security structure.

Some may argue that providing this penetration-testing information gives script kiddies and hackers ammunition to better attack systems. However, ...

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