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Counter Hack: A Step-by-Step Guide to Computer Attacks and Effective Defenses
Counter Hack: A Step-by-Step Guide to Computer Attacks and Effective Defenses
by Edward Skoudis
Edition: Paperback
29 used & new from CDN$ 3.91

3.0 out of 5 stars Good book for novices., Dec 16 2002
After reading the introduction chapter, you get excited and think that this book might actually be some what different than any other hacking book on the market. It really isn't.
If you have experience, the first 144 pages are a complete waste.
The author provides a review of TCP/IP, Unix and NT in 144 pages.
I have no doubt that the author is a seasoned professional. He even makes mention of the fact that he provides advice to the groups of authors who make the SANS security publications. Maybe he does, but this book is not written very well.
If you actually read this entire book, you'll find yourself
saying "I've read this somewhere else". Don't get me wrong, buy the book only if you have not read other security books. There are others that you should get before you read this one.

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