Book Review – BackTrack 4: Assuring Security by Penetration Testing

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Right after I got this book, Backtrack 5 was released. My intention was to go through the book and compare/contrast things to Backtrack 5. Well, we all know the saying about the best layed plans…

That being said, I believe the information in this book to be directly applicable to Backtrack 5 and a good reference for it!

The book is a great tutorial and walk-through on how to use Backtrack for security and penetration testing, but, more than that, it offers good information about the field in general. You will go through software installations, software overviews, methodologies, tests / testing, and my favorite part, reporting and deliverables, a MUST for professional computer people.

I think this is an excellent book to add to your knowledge arsenal and you may be surprised at just how much you didn’t know. I know I was. This really is an important subject for computer professionals and I cant think of a better way to brush up than by grabbing a copy today. Thumbs up!

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