Hacking: Computer Hacking Beginners Guide How to Hack Wireless Network, Basic Security and Penetration Testing, Kali Linux, Your First Hack by Alan T. Norman

It’s a very long and comprehensive title for a short book.  But the title tells you exactly what you are getting.  If you want to learn a bit about hacking and its terminology, you may find this book helpful.

Hacking: Computer Hacking Beginners Guide How to Hack Wireless Network, Basic Security and Penetration Testing, Kali Linux, Your First Hack by Alan T. NormanHacking: Computer Hacking Beginners Guide How to Hack Wireless Network, Basic Security and Penetration Testing, Kali Linux, Your First Hack by Alan T. Norman

‘This book is intended to serve as an introduction to the language, landscape, tools, and procedures of computer hacking.’

According to the blurb, this book will teach you how hacking works, so that you can protect yourself from most common hacking attacks.  And, so you can stay (or get) a step ahead of any criminal hacker, you will also learn how to hack and how to do a counter-hack!  How did I end up reading this book?  The author approached me on the basis of another review I’d written, the Kindle version of the book was available at no cost, so I downloaded it and read it.

Call me cynical, but I’m not sure that the information in this book would actually enable me to know more than a criminal hacker.  Granted, an increased awareness of hacking may enable users to keep their devices safe(r), and if you are interested in differentiating ‘white hat’ ‘black hat’ and ‘gray hat’ hacking you may find this an interesting introduction.

While the book is easy to read and understand, I found Chapter 6 on Malicious Activity and Code the most interesting: the explanations are clear and informative.

This is definitely a beginner’s guide: those looking for more detailed information will want to look elsewhere.  As for testing the instructions on how to prepare my first hack: I haven’t.

Jennifer Cameron-Smith

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