When it comes to Hacking & Security books, most of them are basically meant for professional hackers and not for people like you and me. Keeping in mind this fact, I thought of recommending few books on Hacking & Security that are easy to understand for people who are really passionate about hacking but have No or fewer knowledge about the same.
So here are the best books on Hacking & Security that you must read:
#1 Hacking For Dummies
The author of this book, Kevin Beaver has taken care of newbie users, explaining them every concept clearly in a simple language.
#2 Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking
The Author has explained “Social Engineering” by using real world examples, personal experience and the science behind them to unravelled the mystery in social engineering.
#3 Gray Hat Hacking: The Ethical Hacker’s Handbook
Gray Hat Hacking Book has listed some really nice techniques for finding and fixing security flaws and vulnerabilities. The Book discusses various strategies for uncovering today’s most dangerous attacks.
Unlike other books which makes you script kiddies this book will turn you into a real hacker who can exploit vulnerabilities in a system.
#4 Cyber War : The Next Threat to National Security
The Author of this Book warns us of a silent and most dangerous threat of 21st century “Cyber War”. The book explains clearly what cyber war is, how cyber weapons work, and how vulnerable we are as a nation and as individuals to the vast web of cyber criminals.
Its a powerful book that discusses technology, criminals & hackers, government spies, and military strategy. A must read.
#5 The Unrevealed Secrets of Hacking and Cracking
Although its a plagiarized copy, Still Its a good buy since the author has made everything easy to understand and you will get everything at one place.
Now its your turn to let us know which books you have already read or planning to read. Also if you think there are better books out there that you would want to add to this list, feel free to comment below.