If you're into computer security, or you would like to be, Hacking For Dummies is a really good book. Although the title is clearly designed to generate attention, it would be better described as a textbook on ethical hacking and penetration testing, rather than plain hacking.
Its 400+ pages teach you about how to test and exploit the security of various systems, including web sites and databases. And to avoid you having to break any laws or risk prosecution, it also explains how to set up a test environment to attack. As well as where to find and download the tools to do the actual hacking.
It's a really good resource, from a respected publisher. And if you're quick, you can get the complete book for free instead of the normal $20 price tag. Just head to http://www.tradepub.com/free-offer/hacking-for-dummies-5th-edition-20-va... and enter your details in order to download the PDF file, which runs to 8 MB.
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