- Paperback: 96 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1.0 edition (February 11, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1494295504
- ISBN-13: 978-1494295509
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.2 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (413 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,402 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.
I hope another edition comes out, one that could be thicker, and more content rich. However the current minimalistic format is very helpful and to the point :)
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.
Update [5/30/16]: I see that they have subsequently added the "Look Inside" option, but still beware because, unless they've improved their actual printed book quality, the "look inside" preview is not an accurate reflection of the book. In other words, their online preview shows an acceptable print quality, but the actual book print quality is terrible. If the publisher had any integrity, they would reprint the book and send out a new copy to all purchasers.
The layout is not your normal typed book. It's strictly commands/cheat sheets.
It has cheat sheets for Nmap,Wireshark,Netcat,Metasploit,Meterpreter,Ettercap,Mimikatz, and John The Ripper. However it's not a ton of commands.
It's a good book to have as a cookbook/cheat sheet, but, its not meant to teach you anything except new commands you aren't familiar with.
It includes as i said, commands for windows and linux, along with Database syntax and references, syntax for common tools like NMAP, sqlmap, metasploit and more.
For the price I'd recommend you to grab it, I always carry it around in my laptop bag.