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Hacking For Dummies - Sixth Edition

By : Kevin Beaver
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Hacking For Dummies - Sixth Edition

By: Kevin Beaver

Overview of this book

In order to outsmart a 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 book helps you learn how to recognize the vulnerabilities in your systems and protect them from attacks. You’ll learn the security testing techniques that are based on the information security best practices. You’ll learn how to establish a comprehensive testing plan and plug the holes in your system. The later chapters will teach you how to manage an ongoing security testing program. By the end of the book, you’ll have the knowledge to successfully implement a security assessment program, perform proper security checks, and put the proper countermeasures in place to keep external hackers and malicious users in check.
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  1. access, blocking, 241
  2. access control list (ACL), 238
  3. AccessEnum (website), 189
  4. account enumeration, 260–263
  5. account lockout, 120
  6. ACL (access control list), 238
  7. Active Directory, 104
  8. Active Server Pages (ASP), 291
  9. Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner, 21, 22, 278, 296, 297, 371
  10. adaptability, 346
  11. Advanced Archive Password Recovery (Elcomsoft), 111, 365
  12. Advanced Office Password Recovery (website), 306
  13. advanced persistent threat (APT), 152
  14. Advanced SQL Password Recovery (website), 304, 358
  15. AFRINIC (Regional Internet Registry for Africa), 66, 359
  16. Aircrack-ng (website), 161, 167, 373
  17. airodump, 169
  18. AirWatch (website), 194
  19. allies, 341
  20. all-in-one assessment tools, 204
  21. allintitle operator, 282
  22. Amenza Technologies...