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Books about Penetration Testing

What are the books you advise describing methods or steps required to make a successful penetration test? I have a base knowledge of common security checks, but it would be great if someone more ...
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If you could have only one book on web security, what would it be?

If you could have only one book on web security, what would it be?
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Is there a book about secure system design? [closed]

I'm interested in learning about secure system design - the whole stack. Currently, I'm an expert .net/C# developer and I know about the differences between different hash functions, public/private ...
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applications of linear algebra to “security”?

I am taking a course in linear algebra which was to be credited towards a program in applied math. My interests have moved towards matters of "security" (information, network, cryptographic, etc.). ...
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Smartcards for Dummies

Are there any defacto resources for understanding the basics of smart cards? My problem is that I don't know what I don't know about the technology. Any good primers?
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Ethical Hacking - Penetration Testing Book(s)

I am an IT student who wishes to seek a career in the field of Ethical Hacking, more specific in Penetration Testing. Due to the nature of my course, none of my classes go deep enough into this ...
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Privacy violation even when queries with too few results are rejected

I was reading a Computing security book1 and saw a question regarding database security and privacy. I can't quite figure out the answer, so I thought I will ask here. One approach to ensure ...
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networking and security

I'm trying to pick up networking security within a reasonable amount of time. I'm not specifically looking to learn about all the little tools that are available (although I do want to know about ...
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Suggested reading list: OS exploits

In computer security, my areas of interest include x86 processors, binary exploitation and reverse engineering. I'm also interested in the certain aspects of the minix and the linux kernel(memory ...
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Books on Cryptography, with a focus on application to Network Security?

Looking for some nice text books in the field of network security as part of my course. Our course covers mainly tls, ssl, pgp, smime, vpn, md5, hmac ....
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Introduction/refresher course on Windows security

Can someone point me to a blog or recommend a book with an introduction (or refresher course) to Windows security. I am not a newbie programmer, actually have more than 10 years of experience, with a ...
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Books to study for GCIA (GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst)

What set of books would you recommend to study for the GCIA certification without buying official study material? Also, please tell whether your suggestions are based on having completed GCIA ...
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What's the Security equivalent to SICP?

For those of you who don't know any developers and/or didn't go to MIT, The Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs is the Canonical reference on it's title subject. It is often used as the ...
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Books, videos, and other resources for CEHv7

What are recommenced books, videos and other resources for CEHv7. It seems as though not much is published on the new version of the cert just yet. Currently, I have read All In One CEH by Matt ...
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Is anything written in the book “Internet Denial of Service: Attack and Defense Mechanisms” c2004 still valid? [closed]

I was reading through some of this book on google: http://books.google.ca/books?id=qmdCs_Jf2AEC It is uploaded to a hungarian website here: http://denialofservice.uw.hu/index.html I was reading... ...
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Up to date books for OpenSSL coverage of TLS 1.1 and 1.2 [closed]

I currently have Implementing SSL / TLS Using Cryptography and PKI Joshua Davies. It is very recent and covers even newer TLS version 1.1 and 1.2 and ECC. It is based on many C sample that are ...
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Comprehensive & current book on native application exploit research & development [closed]

Is there a 'must read', comprenhensive book on native application exploit development? Covering the process of finding vulnerabilities (fuzzing, reverse engineering, code analysis, etc...) & ...
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Good book about Scapy [closed]

Is there any good learning resources for Scapy apart from the official documentation? I am looking for a good book about the Scapy
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Networking books for programmers [closed]

I have some programming experience, mostly in web apps, based on pre-existing frameworks. That is, all the networking side of things are handled already, and no knowledge of them is necessary. I ...
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How to initiate the learning process of modern day IT Security concepts mainly cryptography? [closed]

I am a programmer with about 7 years of experience mainly in Java . I am interested in the subject of cryptography very much . I love algorithms and datastructures . When I first started learning ...
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Good reading about windows architecture/reversing [closed]

I have a feeling that I need to get more knowledge about system programming and winapi/windows architecture in particular to be able to understand how lots of exploits work (like those exploiting ...
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Android OS Security [closed]

I am somewhat confused in terms of how secure Android OS is and how updates work on Android. Are there security fixes on each release? How can I keep track for Android exploits and what are the most ...
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Linux security books [closed]

I am trying to find an updated book (preferably from 2012-2013) that can cover linux security aspects comprehensively. I searched on Amazon and found that most Linux security books are from back in ...
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Reading for starter in Computer System Security [closed]

What book is a best introduction to a computer systems security for a beginner in the field. One which covers the breadth as well as depth of security and finding vulnerabilities.