Eden Guide to Hacking
A bootstrap guide to hacking practices in a major and short to read style, the way you don't get bored instead infer major concepts and practical usability.
Zeroth Part 'Fundamentals' is available as Gitbook for now. Working on moving written chapters to it, then will work on writing more.
This book is divided in 5 parts.
The zeroth part covers setting up context required for security enthusiast. Explains few terminologies and discusses skills important for the task. It tries to map philosophy of security to cliched Sun Tzu's Art of War.
Chapter.0 Definingdiscuss what Hacking, Hackers and their child Security is.
Chapter.1 Skills Requiredexplains what all skill one need to adapt to become good Hacker.
Chapter.2 Hacking Philosophyuses some psych-analysis; hacking guidelines.
In first part, readers will come acorss different aspects of hacking cycle. It goes into depth of classic stages like reconnaissance, scanning vulnerabilities, profiling target zone and exploiting targets. It also tries to cover on post hack steps.
Chapter.3 Acquire Targetclarifies to find mistake, you need someone making it.
Chapter.4 Reconnaissancesays strongest of castles have been defeated with enough inside information.
Chapter.5* Scanningdiscusses how to gather more info on acquired targets and improve it with recon's feedback.
Chapter.6 Vulnerabilities Profilingfocus on how to utilize scanning results to create an attack strategy.
Chapter.7 Exploitationdeals in implementation of attack strategy.
Chapter.8 System Puppet-izingexplains post-exploitation strategies.
Chapter.9 Reportingis what the name says, collating everything that happened in consumable information.
Popular and essential toolset for hacking is discussed in the second part.
Chapter.10 Software Armourdetails useful and popular toolchain to achieve all learning from previous parts.
Chapter.11 Software Targetshowcases some utilities helpful to test the art of hacking in contained environment.
Third part covers major attack case studies for better insight.
Fourth part covers the responsibility part of it all.
There is an extra part with quick list of references and terminologies explaination.