Hacking For Dummies, 5th Edition

  • Kevin Beaver
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  • ISBN-10: 1119154693
  • ISBN-13: 9781119154693
  • DDC: 005.8
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 408 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released June 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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Is hacking something left up to the bad guys? Certainly not! Hacking For Dummies, 5th Edition is a fully updated resource that guides you in hacking your system to better protect your network against malicious attacks. This revised text helps you recognize any vulnerabilities that are lurking in your system, allowing you to fix them before someone else finds them. Penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, security best practices, and other aspects of ethical hacking are covered in this book, including Windows 10 hacks, Linux hacks, web application hacks, database hacks, VoIP hacks, and mobile computing hacks. Additionally, you have access to free testing tools and an appendix detailing valuable tools and resources.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents at a Glance.
Table of Contents.
Building the Foundation for Security Testing.
1: Introduction to Ethical Hacking.
2: Cracking the Hacker Mindset.
3: Developing Your Ethical Hacking Plan.
4: Hacking Methodology.
Putting Security Testing in Motion.
5: Information Gathering.
6: Social Engineering.
7: Physical Security.
8: Passwords.
Hacking Network Hosts.
9: Network Infrastructure Systems.
10: Wireless Networks.
11: Mobile Devices.
Hacking Operating Systems.
12: Windows.
13: Linux.
Hacking Applications.
14: Communication and Messaging Systems.
15: Web Applications and Mobile Apps.
16: Databases and Storage Systems.
Security Testing Aftermath.
17: Reporting Your Results.
18: Plugging Security Holes.
19: Managing Security Processes.
The Part of Tens.
20: Ten Tips for Getting Security Buy-In.
21: Ten Reasons Hacking Is the Only Effective Way to Test.
22: Ten Deadly Mistakes.
Appendix Tools and Resources.
About the Author.
Author’s Acknowledgments.
Publisher’s Acknowledgments.
Wiley End User License Agreement.