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Rtfm: Red Team Field Manual Paperback – February 11, 2014
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This book is essentially a decade's worth of notes from an experienced network security engineer or pen tester. It looks like someone published an evernote notebook. Formatting is inconsistent and at times confusing. There is a fair amount of duplication. Placeholders are inconsistent. There is no descriptive text or explanatory notes. It is a list of commands, and nothing more.
If you are an experienced command line user, it is pretty awesome.
That said, with around 2000 commands in the book, there in exactly one page of index. It is impossible to find anything. If it is windows, that's great, narrows things down to about 30 pages that you have to flip through to find what you want. Even though I often know exactly what I am looking for, I still end up flipping through nearly every page in the book to find it. That is frustrating.
It's true that everything here can be found elsewhere online, but that's a lot like saying that a thesaurus is just a list of words that you can find online. The proper formatting of actually useful DOS net commands, for instance, is a great example of why the book is more useful than a Google search.
I'd say this is pretty much a must-own book for anyone that has to work with computers. If you are in charge of security or testing, even better. I wish it was better indexed, but can't have everything. Certainly worth the money.
Nix, Windows, Networking, Tips and Tricks, Tool Syntax, Web, Databases, Programming, Wireless, References, Index.
You will find Nmap commands, SQLMAP, Powershell, Google Hacking, VPN, Putty, MS-SQL, Postgres, Tunneling... so many more to cover it here.
All I can think of is that someone got an early copy of this book, a very bad one...?? That's where the bad review came from? Or, someone with bad intentions.
Trust me: this is the best field manual you will ever find. Excellent resource.
Many of the items i constantly google for, or carry around in a beat up spiral bound notebook, can be found in this book. Somewhere between 30-50 percent located in a tiny book. Plus stuff i don't currently use, but may at any given moment.
The stuff that is missing, and would be HIGHLY useful (hope the author is reading), would be an expansion on the database section to include common SQL injection (union based / error based) and a section on other web based attacks like XSS (including <script>, <img>, body.onload, etc.).
As a follow up to those sections, methods of obfuscation (read filter evasion) are also highly needed for web based pen testing (a conversion chart or two for ascii -> url/hex/etc.)
Extremely impressed otherwise, and will soon be toting this book instead of my personal notes, very soon!
4/5 only because web based attacks were grossly overlooked.
Some commands listed are absolute gold-examples are creating a Windows native port forwarding, something I did not know possible. There's a nice script to acquire the permissions of all services executables, important for privilege escalation in Windows. Important persistence commands for both Linux and Windows are listed. There are methods to perform screen shots and video of remote users. This could be useful to demonstrate total ownage to a management-type. Showing them working on their own computer gets the point across emphatically.
From a novice penetration tester perspective, I feel these is likely benefit to this book and I will keep it handy at all times. It can be used to supplement a repository of reference material.
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This is more of a reference model vs a true "how-to" book. It's a compilation of the author's notes, commonly used commands, scripts and procedures neatly organized and... Read morePublished 13 days ago by MdS1791
horrible printing, cant read most of the book. appears to be printed on sub par paper with invisible ink. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Douglas L. Dorbuck
It's... okay but not great. The font is very thin and hard to read, and it really needs an index - or to be in ebook format.Published 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
It's a great little book, but it's so little it's hard to read the font for me and I'm in my late 40's. Otherwise, it has some neat tips in it. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Nikoli P.