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Introduction to Ethical Hacking - from Hacking For Dummies

This chapter from Hacking For Dummies by Kevin Beaver helps security professionals understand how malicious users think and work, enabling them to defend their systems against attacks and to identify security vulnerabilities.

Ethical hacking is the process of entering into a hacker's mindset in order to spot system vulnerabilities by performing typical hacks in a controlled environment. Hacking For Dummies by Kevin Beaver helps security professionals understand how malicious users think and work, enabling administrators to defend their systems against attacks and to identify security vulnerabilities.

In this chapter: Chapter 1 helps security professionals understand how malicious users think and work, enabling them to defend their systems against attacks and to identify security vulnerabilities.

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Reproduced from the book Hacking For Dummies, ISBN 076455784X, Copyright 2005. Reproduced by permission of John Wiley & Sons Inc., 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030-5774. Written permission from John Wiley & Sons Inc. is required for all other uses. Click here for a detailed description or to purchase this title directly from Wiley at a 15% discount. Discount to calculate upon checkout when visiting from TechTarget. Please use code aff15 if discount does not calculate automatically.)

This was last published in April 2006

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