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Professional Penetration Testing by Thomas Wilhelm

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CHAPTER 1. Introduction

Introduction

Без умения и сило ни причем. – Russian proverb: “Skill will accomplish what is denied to force.”
There are plenty of books on the market discussing how to use the various “hacker” tools, including some books to which I have contributed chapters. However, professional penetration tests are not all about tools – they require skills beyond simply understanding how to use a tool, including knowledge of project management, understanding and following methodologies, and understanding system and network architecture designs. The primary purpose of this book is to provide the reader an in-depth understanding of all facets of a penetration test, rather than simply discuss which tool to use and when. ...

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