Jun 19, 2015

8 Best Kali Linux Books

Kali Linux is an extremely advanced pentesting platform designed for hackers and security experts to make their task easier. For a beginner it might be little difficult to grasp it because of lack of proper guide and training, but you can easily learn from books available online. I have mentioned few best Kali Linux Books, eBooks and PDFs for beginners as well as experts.

Best Kali linux book You Must Read to be a Hacker

Kali is very popular among hackers because of its environment, it has hundreds of hacking, pentesting and forensics tools which allows us to gather information, find vulnerabilities and create exploits. It can be used as destroyer as well as creator, that depends on you, but to perform such awesome actions one needs to have great hacking and pentesting skills.

To become an expert hacker you must strive to improve your pentesting skills with Kali by learning new things daily and believe me books has the potential to make you master despite being a newbie. All you need is basic programming knowledge.

Basic Security Testing with Kali Linux 2

This is the perfect book for beginners to get started because it teaches you from starting points like Introduction & Overview, and later on covering topics such as Metasploit, Exploiting Windows & Linux systems, Social Engineering, Password attacks etc. The author has explained in simple words with images which makes it easier to understand even for a layman. The primary concern of this book is pentesting for security. It focuses more on How an attacker can find and exploit weakness in system, For e.g. How to discover vulnerability in system, which can be exploited by a malicious hacker, and this is the most essential skill.

Mastering Kali Linux for Advanced Penetration Testing

This is for those who wants to become master because it covers series of chapters from basic to advance. The initial part wraps us common security testing methods and the middle section focuses on exploitation and post-exploitation methods. It also represent bypassing physical security, social engineering, web services and attacking network direct end user. The reader will also learn about network exploit and security. It follows a hacker methodology with all practical knowledge needed to test your security. If you're a beginner into IT Security field or appearing for any pentesting exam and you want to learn from beginning till end, then its for you.

Kali Linux: Wireless Penetration Testing Beginner's Guide

Do you want to hack your neighbour's Wi-Fi password but don't know How to? Well this book is dedicated to Wireless hacking & pentesting for freshers. It will teach you How to create WLAN Lab and experiment pentesting like bypassing WLAN Authentication, Encryption flaws and Attack clients, with in-depth tutorial. It follows pentester's methodology and focuses on advance Wireless attacks from Sniffing to Capturing WPA-2 keys. It also explores ins and outs of wireless technologies which is a very exciting part indeed.

Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux

Web also known as INTERNET is another major part of today's technology, and with this level of advancement security and privacy concern rises. This book is completely dedicated to Web pentesting covering wide range of lessons on SQL Injection, XSS, Exploiting server flaws, Authentication & Hijacking techniques etc. It teaches you How to find vulnerabilities in Web-Apps and Site using the most effective tools available for Web Penetration Testers. Apart from testing it also educates its reader on securing Web and its components, like patching flaws and preventing malicious exploitation.

Which book is best for you?

It's normal to get confused while choosing the most appropriate book for yourself because you may not have the slightest of idea which could be most useful for you. In my advice first of all you must recognize your interest and buy according to your status (Newbie, Intermediate or Expert), for instance if you're interested in Wireless hacking but you're a fresher, then you should go third one.

Intermediate Level

In case if you are already aware of basics you can go for medium level books.

Security Professionals

I'm myself very fond of InfoSec professionalism, sometimes people refer it as an expert level.

Reading isn't enough, Practice is necessary

It would be unwise to think that only reading is enough to become expert... NO! Training is vital. The more you practice the more you'll gain experience and knowledge. Do not just read and memorize the tutorials instead understand it completely and then do it on your own in a Pentesting Lab which is safe and beginner friendly.