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BackTrack 4: Assuring Security by Penetration Testing
BackTrack 4: Assuring Security by Penetration Testing
by Shakeel Ali
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 64.86
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4.0 out of 5 stars Methodical, lists many tools of the trade, May 11 2011
I suppose these tools are going to be in the public domain anyway, so we might as well educate white hats as well as the black hats that may know them already. This book is a complete guide to penetration testing, aimed at potential security consultants. (That's the good part.) The bad part is that this book in the wrong hands can wreak all kinds of havoc-- it makes hacking way too easy. The authors do a good job of providing the right level of detail in all sorts of IT disciplines (networking, protocols, remote access, etc.), not spending too much time because there's just too many tools to introduce.

Frightening, yet useful in the right hands. If you are a security testing professional, you really need a copy of this book.

Plone 3 Multimedia
Plone 3 Multimedia
by Tom Gross
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 58.37
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4.0 out of 5 stars A wide-ranging survey of multimedia features and techniques, July 29 2010
This review is from: Plone 3 Multimedia (Paperback)
This book covers many topics that will be of interest to the Plone integrator who wants to snazz up their site with audio, video, pictures or other multimedia content. The author follows a consistent pattern of explaining the basic capabilities offered by Plone, then goes into add-ons that will extend beyond the basics.

The book is thorough-- each topic is given good background information that will probably serve as a good reference to the reader as they delve into the given topic. Besides the aforementioned content tips, the author covers performance considerations too.

All things considered, this book is a great acquisition for the experienced Plone integrator. Newbies might exercise a little caution-- there's not much remedial advice here, but for those already on board with Plone there's a lot to learn from this book.

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