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Hacking with Kali: Practical Penetration Testing Techniques Paperback – Dec 4 2013
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James Broad (CISSP, C|EH, CPTS, Security+, MBA) is the President and owner of Cyber-Recon, LLC, where he and his team of consultants specialize in Information Security, Information Assurance, Certification and Accreditation and offer other security consultancy services to corporate and government clients. As a security professional with over 20 years of real-world IT experience, James is an expert in many areas of IT security, specializing in security engineering, penetration testing, vulnerability analysis and research. He has provided security services in the nation’s most critical sectors including defense, law enforcement, intelligence, finance and healthcare.
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Chapters 1 though 3. Essentially it's talking about the basics of how to install and use a debian/ubuntu based OS. This information contains more screen shots per page than actual text, and fairly useless screenshots at that. If someone needs this level of help to simply install the OS, then you would think it would be in a more beginner level book. There is literally pages of discussion on how to use dpkg and apt.
Furthermore, the book is about 185 pages, excluding appendices. This information spans about 35 pages. Seriously, I didn't expect 1/6 of this book to be this level of basic information.
It's also poorly laid out. One chapter jumps from how to update with apt and use tarballs to how to use Nessus. What? Those topics aren't remotely related to each other. Even better, the "practical guide" to Nessus as the section is named, isn't even a full page of information.
For a book that claims on the cover "Practical Penetration Testing Techniques" I'm highly underwhelmed.
I'll have to update later with more info.
This book was written with clear and precise instructions. Easy to read and follow along. The book doesn't get too advance. That's for another title. If you never heard of Kali and are now trying to learn it. This is a good guid to have.
I am using this book as the primary content source for the groups I currently mentor and have suggested that the secondary school programs in my area use it to augment the current technology classes, and so far the response has been awesome.
well done very well done.