Best Hacking & Security Books (updated) you Must Read!

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

Hacking For Dummies “Hacking for Dummies” book mainly explores hackers mindset and techniques to counteract them. This book is the best to start with your ethical hacking learning.

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

Social Engineering The Art of Human Hacking Social Engineering has been the greatest skill of a HACKER. This is the First book to reveal technical aspect of many social engineering moves carried out by a highly skilled hacker.

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 The Ethical Hacker's HandbookGray 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

Cyber WarThe 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

The Unrevealed Secrets of Hacking and CrackingAccording to the reviews of this book, it seems it is highly plagiarized. The author has literally copied each and every concept from other books and online sources.

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.