Hacking for Dummies, 6th Edition

  • 5h 37m
  • Kevin Beaver
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2018

Stop hackers before they hack you!

In order to outsmart a would-be hacker, you need to get into the hacker’s mindset. And with this book, thinking like a bad guy has never been easier. In Hacking For Dummies, expert author Kevin Beaver shares his knowledge on penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, security best practices, and every aspect of ethical hacking that is essential in order to stop a hacker in their tracks.

Whether you’re worried about your laptop, smartphone, or desktop computer being compromised, this no-nonsense book helps you learn how to recognize the vulnerabilities in your systems so you can safeguard them more diligently—with confidence and ease.

  • Get up to speed on Windows 10 hacks
  • Learn about the latest mobile computing hacks
  • Get free testing tools
  • Find out about new system updates and improvements

There’s no such thing as being too safe—and this resourceful guide helps ensure you’re protected.

About the Author

Kevin Beaver is an independent information security consultant with more than three decades of experience. Kevin specializes in performing vulnerability and penetration testing and security consulting work for Fortune 1000 corporations, product vendors, independent software developers, universities, and government organizations. He has appeared on CNN and been quoted in The Wall Street Journal.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Introduction to Vulnerability and Penetration Testing
  • Cracking the Hacker Mindset
  • Developing Your Security Testing Plan
  • Hacking Methodology
  • Information Gathering
  • Social Engineering
  • Physical Security
  • Passwords
  • Network Infrastructure Systems
  • Wireless Networks
  • Mobile Devices
  • Windows
  • Linux and macOS
  • Communication and Messaging Systems
  • Web Applications and Mobile Apps
  • Databases and Storage Systems
  • Reporting Your Results
  • Plugging Your Security Holes
  • Managing Security Processes
  • Ten Tips for Getting Security Buy-in
  • Ten Reasons Hacking is the Only Effective Way to Test
  • Ten Deadly Mistakes


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