The Unofficial Guide to Ethical Hacking

Author: Ankit Fadia
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ISBN: 1931841721
Publisher: Premier Press (02 February, 2002)
Edition: Paperback
Average Customer Rating: 2.51 out of 5

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Rating: 1 out of 5
Intentions are irrelevant - unauthorized is still hacking
The author wrote a book that tries to say that testing someone's defenses is a good idea and can help them.

What a load of bunk.

Suppose a reputable company gets a messsage saying "I just penetrated your defenses and looked at some info, you should fix this or that." That company now has to assume that everything is compromised and has to rebuild its systems to a known good, safe state. It simply cannot trust anyone who says "I broke in, but I didn't do any damage. You can trust me!".

The only good thing about this book is that it has no information that could be used to hack into anyone who has taken the most basic security steps.

This book is a waste of time, money, ink and paper.


Rating: 2 out of 5
Script Kiddies are Weenies !
OH well, nice book for beginners but I would never recommend it to anyone except other 16 year olds.


Rating: 1 out of 5
Immature
This book has far too many mistakes. For example, on page 44 (in the "Advanced Windows Hacking" section!) it says, "Win.ini and system.ini constitute the Windows registry." Umm, no, that'd be system.dat and user.dat. And in this "Ethical Hacking" book, why are there comments like (also on page 44), "Say, you have a clueless newbie as your friend and want to give him a nasty scare, what do you do... This is actually a very lame trick but a good one to really scare newbies..." This passage will also give you a good idea of the language and tone used throughout. For professional coverage of hacking, see the "Hacking Exposed" books.

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