Top 10  Ethical Hacking Books You Should Read!

Beginner to Advanced

Basics of Hacking & Penetration Testing

Written by Patrick Engebretson, this book dives deep into the tools and processes used by penetration testers to gain access to the systems. The book is apt for freshers who are infosec professionals & security consultants.

Hacking: Beginner’s Guide to Computer Hacking, Basic Security, Penetration Testing 

Written by John Stark, This book is about the history of hacking types, various types of hacking attacks, basic hacking tools and software, and hiding IP addresses.

Hacking: The art of exploitation

Written by Jon Erickson, This book helps you understand how to develop exploits rather than just using them. This book is a must-read, if you wish to level up your ethical hacking game. It mainly focuses on network security & computer security. .

Kali Linux – An Ethical Hacker’s Cookbook

Written by Himanshu Sharma, this book will help you get started with the installation & configuration of Kali Linux. You will also be acquainted with conducting advanced penetration testing & performing network exploitation.

Metasploit: The Penetration Tester’s Guide

Written by authors: David Kennedy, Jim O’Gorman, Devon Kearns, & Mati Aharoni, this book will teach you all about the Metasploit framework, a powerful tool for hackers to exploit IP addresses and ports in it.

Penetration Testing: A Hands-On Introduction to Hacking

Written by Georgia Weidman, this book focuses on the core skills & techniques of penetration testing. You’ll also learn the prime stages of an actual assessment: gathering information, unraveling vulnerabilities & so on.

The Hacker Playbook 3: Practical Guide to Penetration Testing

Written by Peter Kim, This book focuses on real-world attack exploitation, custom malware persistence,& more. It will help you advance your offensive hacking skills & attack parts.

Black Hat Python: Python Programming for Hackers & Pentesters

Written by Justin Seitz, this book covers the darker side of Python’s capabilities like infecting virtual machines, writing network sniffers, creating trojans, etc.

The Web Application Hacker’s Handbook: Finding and Exploiting Security Flaws

Written by Dafydd Stuttard & Marcus Pinto, The updated edition focuses on updated web applications, exposing them to attacks and executing fraudulent transactions.

Web Security Testing Cookbook: Systematic Techniques to Find Problems Fast

Written by Paco Hope &  Ben Walther, This book teaches you how to check for the most common web security issues, it also acquaints you with installing and configuring free & good security testing tools.

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