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The Penetration Tester's Guide

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On Dec 5, 2011 Joe Colantonio wrote: Book Review: “Metasploit – The Penetration Tester’s Guide” by Mati Aharoni, Devon Kearns, Jim O’Gorman, David Kennedy; No Starch Press
I'm an accomplished test automation/performance engineer, but one area of testing that I'm pretty green at is penetration testing. Luckily, I came across Metasploit: The Penetration Tester's Guide, which is a book about penetration testing using the opensource Metasploit Framework testing and is a great introduction to security testing in general. Full Review >

Practical Packet Analysis

Practical Packet Analysis

Using Wireshark to Solve Real-World Network Problems

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On Jul 31, 2011 Joe Colantonio wrote: “Practical Packet Analysis – Using Wireshark to Solve Real-World Network Problems” by Chris Sanders; No starch Press.
If you have done any type of performance testing, you’ve inevitably come across an application or two that could not be scripted using standard protocols in a performance test tool like LoadRunner. The Loadrunner protocol of last resort -- when no other protocol will work -- is called Winsock, and it can be pretty nasty to debug. That’s the main reason I picked up this book. Wireshark is a free, open-source tool that allows you to capture and analyze network traffic. With the communication captured, you can then easily tell it to filter on certain protocols, making reading the packet info much easier than it is in LoadRunner. Full Review >

iMovie '11 & iDVD: The Missing Manual

iMovie '11 & iDVD: The Missing Manual

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On Jul 7, 2011 Joe Colantonio wrote: Book Review - “iMovie '11 & iDVD: The Missing Manual” by Aaron Miller, David Pogue; O'Reilly Media
Overall, I liked iMovie 11 & iDVD. Being a newbie to iMovie I feel the first couple of chapters really helped me understand the basic functionality of the software. The book is jam packed with useful info, and I can definitely see myself using it as a reference resource. The book is basically divided into three main parts: Full Review >

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