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Updated for Windows 8 and the latest version of Linux
The best way to stay safe online is to stop hackers before they attack - first, by understanding their thinking and second, by ethically hacking your own site to measure the effectiveness of your security. This practical, top-selling guide will help you do both. Fully updated for Windows 8 and the latest version of Linux, Hacking For Dummies, 4th Edition explores the malicious hacker's mindset and helps you develop an ethical hacking plan (also known as penetration testing) using the newest tools and techniques.
More timely than ever, this must-have book covers the very latest threats, including web app hacks, database hacks, VoIP hacks, and hacking of mobile devices.
If you're responsible for security or penetration testing in your organization, or want to beef up your current system through ethical hacking, make sure you get Hacking For Dummies, 4th Edition.
Part I: Building the Foundation for Ethical Hacking 7
Chapter 1: Introduction to Ethical Hacking 9
Chapter 2: Cracking the Hacker Mindset 25
Chapter 3: Developing Your Ethical Hacking Plan 35
Chapter 4: Hacking Methodology 47
Part II: Putting Ethical Hacking in Motion 63
Chapter 5: Social Engineering 65
Chapter 6: Physical Security 81
Chapter 7: Passwords 93
Part III: Hacking Network Hosts 121
Chapter 8: Network Infrastructure 123
Chapter 9: Wireless LANs 157... MORE
Kevin Beaver is an information security consultant, expert witness, and professional speaker with more than 25 years of experience in IT. He specializes in performing independent information security assessments for Fortune 1000 corporations, nonprofits, local and state government agencies, and IT product vendors.