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Practical Linux Topics by Chris Binnie

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APPENDIX A

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Hack, Break, Fix

While the security industry is constantly evolving its countering techniques, the categories of attacks suffered since the inception of the Internet have rarely changed. Both White Hats and Black Hats, whether testing with good intentions or nefariously attacking networks and systems respectively, generally only learn about a handful of different categories of attacks.

Understanding the many attack vectors that an attacker will target is of paramount importance for any White Hat. This appendix explores putting an older tool to good use on today’s Internet. The fact that you can safely attempt exploits yourself and ...

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