Hacking: The Art Of Exploitation, 2nd Edition

Hacking: The Art Of Exploitation, 2nd Edition

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Hacking is the art of creative problem solving, whether that means finding an unconventional solution to a difficult problem or exploiting holes in sloppy programming. Many people call themselves hackers, but few have the strong technical foundation needed to really push the envelope.

Rather than merely showing how to run existing exploits, author Jon Erickson explains how arcane hacking techniques actually work. To share the art and science of hacking in a way that is accessible to everyone, Hacking: The Art of Exploitation, 2nd Edition introduces the fundamentals of C programming from a hacker's perspective.

The included LiveCD provides a complete Linux programming and debugging environment--all without modifying your current operating system. Use it to follow along with the book's examples as you fill gaps in your knowledge and explore hacking techniques on your own. Get your hands dirty debugging code, overflowing buffers, hijacking network communications, bypassing protections, exploiting cryptographic weaknesses, and perhaps even inventing new exploits. This book will teach you how to:
- Program computers using C, assembly language, and shell scripts
- Corrupt system memory to run arbitrary code using buffer overflows and format strings
- Inspect processor registers and system memory with a debugger to gain a real understanding of what is happening
- Outsmart common security measures like nonexecutable stacks and intrusion detection systems
- Gain access to a remote server using port-binding or connect-back shellcode, and alter a server's logging behavior to hide your presence
- Redirect network traffic, conceal open ports, and hijack TCP connections
- Crack encrypted wireless traffic using the FMS attack, and speed up brute-force attacks using a password probability matrix

Hackers are always pushing the boundaries, investigating the unknown, and evolving their art. Even if you don't already know how to program, Hacking: The Art of Exploitation, 2nd Edition will give you a complete picture of programming, machine architecture, network communications, and existing hacking techniques. Combine this knowledge with the included Linux environment, and all you need is your own creativity.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 488 pages
  • 178 x 234 x 35.56mm | 929.86g
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • 1593271441
  • 9781593271442
  • 54,019

Table of contents

Chapter 0x100: Introduction
Chapter 0x200: Programming
Chapter 0x300: Exploitation
Chapter 0x400: Networking
Chapter 0x500: Shellcode
Chapter 0x600: Countermeasures
Chapter 0x700: Cryptography
Chapter 0x800: Conclusion
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"A security professional's paradise, burrowing down to the code level of dozesn of different loopholes and explaining the underlying logic behind the attacks."
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A security professional's paradise, burrowing down to the code level of dozesn of different loopholes and explaining the underlying logic behind the attacks.

Readers can gain an overview of the world of the best computer programming books from the hacker's perspective, including such techniques as hijacking network communications and exploiting weaknesses in cryptography. Using the included diagrams and easy-to-follow text, readers can try their hands at a variety of existing hacking techniques.
--DevMountain, 1 of 10 Best Programming Books

Anyone can read this book to get a good understanding of how network hacking was started . . . if you want to know early 20's hacking theories, this book is for you!
--Mic Johnson, Latest Hacking News, Five Best Hacking Books That Are Still Relevant in 2021

Hacking: The Art of Exploitation will cover everything you need to know . . . this book is extremely technical and seriously in depth, definitely not for script kiddies. Starts simple and ramps up very fast. I give five stars and a (black) hat off.
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About Jon Erickson

Jon Erickson has a formal education in computer science and speaks frequently at computer security conferences around the world. He works as a cryptologist and security specialist in Northern California.
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