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Hacking is the art of creating problem solving, whether used to find an unconventional solution to a difficult problem or to exploit holes in sloppy programming. Many people call themselves hackers, but few have the strong technical foundation that a hacker needs to be successful. Hacking: The Art of Exploitation explains things that every real hacker should know.

While many hacking books show you how to run other people's exploits without really explaining the technical details, Hacking: The Art of Exploitation introduces you to the spirit and theory of hacking as well as the science behind it all. By learning some of the core techniques and clever tricks of hacking, you will begin to understand the hacker mindset. Once you learn to think like a hacker, you can write your own hacks and innovate new techniques, or you can thwart potential attacks on your system.

In Hacking: The Art of Exploitation you will learn how to:

  • Exploit programs using buffer overflows and format strings
  • Write your own printable ASCII polymorphic shellcode
  • Defeat non-executable stacks by returning into libc
  • Redirect network traffic, conceal open ports, and hijack TCP connections
  • Crack encrypted 802.11b wireless traffic using the FMS attack

If you're serious about hacking, this book is for you, no matter which side of the fence you're on.

About the Author

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

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