Category: Book Reviews

Book Review: Red Team Field Manual

Title: Red Team Field Manual
Author: Ben Clark

 

TL;DR:
In short, a book I recommend for those times you’re caught on a Penetration Test without Internet access and you just can’t quite remember valid syntax for the tar command!
You won’t learn anything new as the book offers little in the way of explanation for anything and is most certainly just a lengthy, bound, cheat sheet – but, it’s cheap, packed full, and serves its specific purpose well.

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Book Review: The Hacker Playbook 2

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Title: The Hacker Playbook 2
Author: Peter Kim
TL;DR:
In short, a book I recommend for the developing intermediate hacker. A no-nonsense guide to using Penetration Testing tools but with frustratingly little in the way of explanation of the technical details behind a vulnerability. Often appears as simply a catalogue of tools to investigate as opposed to an explanation of a problem or vulnerability the tool is intended to solve, followed by an example of a suitable tool to solve the problem. A definite “playbook” and not a complete guide, but worth a read if you already know the technical details and simply want to expand your knowledge of available tools.

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