Jon Erickson has a formal education in computer science and has been hacking and programming since he was five years old. He speaks at computer security conferences and trains security teams around the world. Currently, he works as a vulnerability researcher and security specialist in Northern California.
The book explains the fundamental concepts of hacking very well.
This book starts with a well-written introduction to C programming concepts as the rest of the book focuses on the exploitation of such programs.
If you want to learn how to do basic stuff and get started thinking like a hacker, this is the book to buy.
Most books on hacking I've read before keep to a high level view of the field and so end up being more like history books then something to actually teach you how to do it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael Flynn
According to what he said, it's a great book so far (he hasn't finished reading it yet). But since he already knew how to program and uses Linux as his main operating system... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kaitlin
Alright, pros first.
- Very solid material
- Covers both programming and hacking, though it would be good to have C background
- Comes with a CD for... Read more
As the book mentioned, hacking is the creative art of problem solving. By that spirit, anybody who tries to solve a problem beyond the original intent of the object could be... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Eric Chou
Great explanations of technique and tech. Text is dense and closer to text book then light reading as you would want.
Also a great crash course in GDB. Read more
This book is a masterpiece! An absolute guide into the journey of exploitation from the very basics. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Osanda
This was recommended to me by our security department where I do development work and I'm pretty blown away by this book. Read morePublished 4 months ago by AgentK