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The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing

PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:41 pm
by nigelpurc
I just picked up The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing by Patrick Engebretson, it from a series called syngress or some junk. I read it, tried out some of the tools it explained, but being my first book specifically about hacking I didn't know what to make of it. It seemed pretty general, just like these are the steps to "hacking" and these are the tools to do so. Like I said I don't know what to make of it. I was wondering if maybe someone with a little more knowledge that is familiar with the book and better with computer could let me know whether its a keeper.

Re: The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing

PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:11 pm
by mookalovesgloop
that avi. . . :shock:
lol peace brother, so sorry i don't have anything constructive to add
mooka

Re: The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing

PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:54 pm
by -Ninjex-
nigelpurc wrote:I just picked up The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing by Patrick Engebretson, it from a series called syngress or some junk. I read it, tried out some of the tools it explained, but being my first book specifically about hacking I didn't know what to make of it. It seemed pretty general, just like these are the steps to "hacking" and these are the tools to do so. Like I said I don't know what to make of it. I was wondering if maybe someone with a little more knowledge that is familiar with the book and better with computer could let me know whether its a keeper.


I am not familiar with the book, but I do know this.
Read everything you can, it can only help.
It's not going to hurt you at all.

Re: The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing

PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:53 am
by LoGiCaL__
mookalovesgloop wrote:that avi. . . :shock:
mooka


lmao, I didn't even notice until I read your post.

The problem with diving right into hacking and using tools for pen testing without much working knowledge of programming, networking etc... is that you are left with that feeling that computer magic is still going on. I suggest while you're reading that book you pick up another subject such as a programming language or networking so eventually they converge and something will click.

Re: The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing

PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:14 pm
by nigelpurc
whats wrong with my avi...It doesn't matter. I already know my response. I like it anyway.

Re: The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing

PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:09 pm
by mookalovesgloop
oh no i didn't mean to suggest that there's anything wrong per se...it's just a little...wow! :shock:
mooka

so just to be clear it IS supposed to look like they're making out, right?

Re: The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing

PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:54 pm
by nigelpurc
Yeah definitely making out...but I like to look at it not like a real dog/werewolf, but like a metaphor...you know not supporting actual bestiality, but some ragged individual a dog/werewolf. But its how you interpret it I guess.

Re: The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing

PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:09 pm
by mookalovesgloop
lol...it's kinda cool from the werewolf angle...

i didn't mean to come across critical...it definitely made me do a double-take though...i wish i coulda seen my face lol
peace and blessings
mooka

Re: The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing

PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:06 pm
by edone automaton
mookalovesgloop wrote:lol...it's kinda cool from the werewolf angle...

i didn't mean to come across critical...it definitely made me do a double-take though...i wish i coulda seen my face lol
peace and blessings
mooka


Yup, werewolf sex is kinda cool. Homosexuality on the other hand, that's just not natural. :shock:

Re: The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing

PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:20 pm
by mookalovesgloop
i lol'd IRL!!! :mrgreen:

who said anything about werewolf sex :shock: ...if i recall

nigelpurc wrote:you know not supporting actual bestiality, but some ragged individual a dog/werewolf. But its how you interpret it I guess.

was what i thought was an interesting angle...i must not be as good a communicator as i think i am! lolol
peace and blessings
mooka