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Are the following books essential for hacking?

Post by sabin007 on Sat Jun 08, 2013 3:16 am
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I was wondering if the following two books are essential for hacking or not?

The first book is:

Modern Operating System by Andrew S. Tanebaum
This book describes the basics of the operating system such as process management, memory management, file management, disk management and other topics in detail.

Another book is:

Computer System Architecture by Morris Mano
This book describes about the basic gates and working of flip-flops and is focused on designing of the control unit.

Any suggestion would be appreciated.
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Re: Are the following books essential for hacking?

Post by -Ninjex- on Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:35 am
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Books aren't essential for hacking...

However, reading is. So, in conclusion, if you want to be the best of the best, read everything you can and also put it into practice. Reading without execution is a fail.
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Re: Are the following books essential for hacking?

Post by limdis on Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:30 pm
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-Ninjex- wrote:However, reading is. So, in conclusion, if you want to be the best of the best, read everything you can and also put it into practice. Reading without execution is a fail.


Reading without execution is a fail.

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Re: Are the following books essential for hacking?

Post by centip3de on Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:27 pm
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sabin007 wrote:I was wondering if the following two books are essential for hacking or not?

The first book is:

Modern Operating System by Andrew S. Tanebaum
This book describes the basics of the operating system such as process management, memory management, file management, disk management and other topics in detail.

Another book is:

Computer System Architecture by Morris Mano
This book describes about the basic gates and working of flip-flops and is focused on designing of the control unit.

Any suggestion would be appreciated.


That's completely dependent on what type of hacking you're going to do. There's a wide range and variety of things you could do in the hacking-sphere, and those two books would only really cover local-based/kernel hacking and nothing else. Although they're both good reads, and I'd highly recommend them, it's still completely dependent on what you want to do.
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