Hacking is the process through which you gain unauthorized access to a computer or a network. It could be done simply by looking at someone’s password over their shoulder or using the world’s largest computer to break down the defenses. Hacking is a crime in most of the countries of the world, you could face jail time and huge fines. However, there are a growing number of ethical hackers, these are people who hack computers to know the weak points in the security of the computer. Once these ethical hackers determine the weak point, the weak point is either removed or reinforced. Thus learning hacking can be very useful, it can let you check the security of your application or your computer, but do not use your skill for harming others. Learning to hack will also help protect yourself from being hacked as you will be able to see signs of a hacking. Below are the top books that you can use to learn about hacking.
Hacking With Kali Linux: A Comprehensive, Step-By-Step Beginner’s Guide
This book instructs you on how to install Kali Linux into your computer and how to use the various tools that it provides. This book is not for advanced users and the book is best for you only if you have no knowledge about Linux. That said, this book is cheap and do purchase it if you need to know the basics of Kali Linux
Learn Ethical Hacking from Scratch: Your stepping stone to penetration testing
It will then teach you how to exploit these vulnerabilities and gain access to the systems. This will be a test of the computer security system. Finally, the book will teach you how to secure your computer or server from hackers. This book’s instructions are displayed in a clear and concise manner, thus making it much easier for you to learn the subject. The author also has online courses on hacking, which will complement this book. While this book is quite expensive, it is one of the best books you can find on penetration testing(aka ethical hacking).
Hacking: The Art of Exploitation, 2nd Edition
- This book by John Erickson intends to teach you the art of hacking. Rather than showing you existing techniques of hacking, he intends to teach you how an actual hacker will breakdown a secure computer. This book also includes a LiveCD that allows you to run Linux without having to change your current operating system.
This book also introduces the C fundamentals a hacker needs. Instead of just following a set of instructions, this book takes you through a fluidic journey where you explore hacking instructions by yourself. While beginners can try to get started with this book, it is best recommended that you have a solid knowledge about programming before you get started with this book. This book is moderately priced and do invest in it if you are ready to dive into the world of hacking
Computer Hacking Beginners Guide: How to Hack Wireless Network, Basic Security and Penetration Testing, Kali Linux, Your First Hack
This is a book for beginners and is quite easy to understand. It has a whole lot of information, some of which even experienced hackers might not know. The book though has a few grammatical errors and confusing sentences here and there. This book even consists of methods of how to hack an email, hacking WiFi, spoofing, and the basics of ethical hacking. It has a huge list of tips that you will find useful when you hack. This book is one of the cheapest books available on the subject, but it does not compromise on the quality of the content.
ETHICAL HACKING: A Comprehensive Beginner’s Guide to Learn and Master Ethical Hacking
This guide has everything from the basic concepts to the complex procedures you need to execute. It will also offer you an insight into a hacker’s mind, thus you will be able to protect yourself from them more effectively. This book is pretty cheap, so do get it if you want a basic understanding of ethical hacking.