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Hacking For Dummies® 3rd Edition by Kevin Beaver

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Part II. Putting Ethical Hacking in Motion

Putting Ethical Hacking in Motion

In this part . . .

Let the games begin! You've waited long enough — now's the time to start testing your systems. But where do you start? How about with your three Ps — your people, your physical systems, and your passwords? These are, after all, three of the most easily and commonly attacked targets in your organization.

This part starts with a discussion of hacking people (as opposed to hacking up people; this is social engineering, not The Texas Chainsaw Massacre). It then goes on to look at physical security vulnerabilities. Of course, I'd be remiss in a part about people if I skipped passwords, so I cover the technical details of testing those as well. This is a great way to get the ball rolling to warm you up for the more specific hacks later in the book.

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