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Here is the monthly review of top security books. We also put the links for eBook to help the users who cannot afford to buy a book for whatever reason. However we strongly recommend to buy these Great books as they are worth every cent you spend.
 


 
 
 
 Dec 2011
 Title:      A Bug Hunter's Diary
 Author:   Tobias Klein
 Rating:    5 star
 
Book of the month
 
This in not just a book that will teach you the Art of Bug Hunting in most spectacular way but an great inspiration to all those wanna be Bug Hunters!.
 
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 Oct 2011
 Title:      BackTrack 5 Wireless Penetration Testing
 Author:   Vivek Ramachandran
 Rating:    5 star
 
Book of the month
 
Written by wireless expert, this book goes beyond the words and highly recommended to anyone willing to master Wi-Fi Kung Fu.
 
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 Sep 2011
 Title:      Metasploit: The Penetration Tester's Guide
 Author:   David Kennedy, Jim O'Gorman, Devon Kearns, Mati Aharoni
 Rating:    5 star
 
Book of the month
 
Highly recommended by HD Moore - the Creator himself, you don't need second recommendation for this great book !
 
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 August 2011
 Title:       Windows Registry Forensics
 Author:    Harlan A. Carvey
 Rating:    5 star
 
Book of the month
 
This is the must have book for any Windows Forensic Analyst !!!
 
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 July 2011
 Title:       IDA PRO Book - 2nd Edition
 Author:    Chris Eagle
 Rating:    5 star
 
Book of the month
 
Hailed by Ilfak Guilfanov - the creator of IDA Pro himself, this book is highly recommended for any one on IDA !
 
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 June 2011
 Title:       Practical Lock Picking: A Physical Penetration Tester's Training Guide
 Author:    Deviant Ollam
 Rating:    5 star
Ebook:     http://www.filesonic.com/file/369800321/Practical_L0ck.rar
 
Book of the month
 
Invaluable guide for anyone interested in mastering 'Lock-Picking' !
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 May 2011
 Title:       BackTrack 4: Assuring Security by Penetration Testing
 Author:    Shakeel Ali & Tedi Heriyanto
 Rating:    5 star
 
Book of the month
 
This is a invaluable guide to wanna be Penetration Testers and handy reference for experts !
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  April 2011
 Title:       The Art of Computer Virus Research and Defense
 Author:    Peter Szor
 Rating:    5 star
 Ebook:     http://uploading.com/files/688dfdmb/The+Art+of+Computer+Virus+Research+and+Defense.rar/
 
Book of the month
 
This is by far the most comprehensive text available on Virus straight from the expert !
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  March 2011
 Title:       Kingpin - How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground
 Author:    Kevin Poulsen
 Rating:    5 star
 Ebook:     http://www.filesonic.in/file/373347771/0307588688.rar
 
Book of the month
 
Here is the yet another but superb and thrilling real tale from the Hackers underground !
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  Feb 2011
 Title:       Android in Action
 Author:    Frank Ableson, Robi Sen
 Rating:    5 star
 Ebook:     http://shrta.com/files/0Q8DWNIH/Android.in.Action.2nd.Edition.rar
 
Book of the month Jan 2011
 
This is the master class book on 'Android Programming' either you are beginner or expert !
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  Jan 2011
 Title:       Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking
 Author:    Christopher Hadnagy, Paul Wilson
 Rating:    5 star
 Ebook:     Link removed on Author's request
 
Book of the month Jan 2011
 
This is the BEST book published so far on 'Social Engineering' and must get into your book-shelf if you are the one who look beyond the human face!
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  Dec 2010
 Title:       A Guide to Kernel Exploitation
 Author:    Enrico Perla, Massimiliano Oldani
 Rating:    5 star
 Ebook:     http://depositfiles.com/en/files/4y2nhcf21
 
Book of the month Dec 2010
 
This is a great source to begin your journey into Kernel exploitation and well worth the price it is set for !
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  Nov 2010
 Title:       Malware Analyst's Cookbook and DVD
 Author:    Michael Ligh, Steven Adair, Blake Hartstein, Matthew Richard
 Rating:    5 star
 Ebook:     http://www.megaupload.com/?d=G0POPPM0
 
Book of the month Nov 2010
 
Latest master piece in the Malware Analysis field which covers almost all facets of the subject from all possible angles. Highly recommended !
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  Oct 2010
 Title:       Mobile Malware Attacks and Defense
 Author:    Ken Dunham
 Rating:    5 star
 Ebook:     http://www.megaupload.com/?d=9IOGHZM0
 
Book of the month Oct 2010
 
This book offers one of best insights on mobile malwares, their trends, analysis and protections against such threats for novice as well as experts.!
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  Sep 2010
 Title:       CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide (5th Edition)
 Author:    Shon Harris
 Rating:    5 star
 Ebook:     http://hotfile.com/dl/35013099/1667f77/0071602178_CISSP5th.rar.html
 
Book of the month Sep 2010
 
This book is one stop guide for any Security Professional to clear the most acclaimed CISSP exam in one shot !
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  Aug 2010
 Title:       Cyber Fraud: Tactics, Techniques and Procedures
 Author:    Rick Howard
 Rating:    5 star
 Ebook:     http://depositfiles.com/en/files/1brucuras http://hotfile.com/dl/68402576/303aef4/1420091271.rar.html
 
Book of the month Aug 2010
 
Recommended for any one who would like to know in & out of the Cyber crooks, their operations and the framework in which they operate to make millions behind the lines.
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  July 2010
 Title:       Cloud Security & Privacy
 Author:    Tim Mather, Subra Kumaraswamy & Shahed Latif
 Rating:    5 star
 Ebook:     http://www.megaupload.com/?d=XM6EDN7B 
 
Book of the month July 2010
 
This is a must read for anyone either novice or expert who wants to know everything about cloud computing and its security paradigm.
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  June 2010
 Title:       Virtual Honeypots: From Botnet Tracking to Intrusion Detection
 Author:    Niels Provos, Thorsten Holz
 Rating:    5 star
 Ebook:     http://rghost.net/2011196 
 
Book of the month June 2010
 
This books cuts off all those rating levels to emerge as one of the best written book on Honeypots and it is highly recommended to anyone who wants to know everything about it.
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  May 2010
 Title:       Wireshark Network Analysis
 Author:    Laura Chappell
 Rating:    5 star
 Ebook:     Got a link? Let me know. 
 
Book of the month May 2010
 
Either you are on the air or wire there is no better tool than Wireshark and there is no better book than this.  
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  April 2010
 Title:       NMAP COOKBOOK - The Fat-free Guide to Network Scanning
 Author:    Nicholas Marsh
 Rating:    5 star
 Ebook:     Link is removed on Author's request.
 
Book of the month April 2010
 
This book does a great job in helping to master the instrinsic technicalities of NMAP with its simplified and concise illustrations.  
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  Mar 2010
 Title:       Windows Forensic Analysis
 Author:    Harlan Carvey
 Rating:    5 star
 Ebook:     http://www.eazyupload.net/download/ifBzvYXn/159749156X.zip.htm 
 
Book of the month Mar 2010
 
Harlan has produced this master piece on the Forensics subject and it is highly recommended for any one willing to acquire mastery over this field.  
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  Feb 2010
 Title     : SQL Injection Attacks and Defense
 Author  : Justin Clarke
 Rating  : 5 star
 Ebook   : http://rs59.rapidshare.com/files/293360186/1597494240.pdf 
 
Book of the month Feb 2010
 
Written by the experts the book covers from basic to advanced levels and it is highly recommended for any one involved in the web security.  
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  Jan 2010
 Title     : Professional Penetration Testing
 Author  : Thomas Wilhelm
 Rating  : 5 star
 Ebook   : http://rs221.rapidshare.com/files/356187584/1597494259_PenetrationA.rar 
 
Book of the month Jan 2010
 
Recommended book for anyone seriously willing to pursue his career as Pentester.  
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  Dec 2009
 Title     : The Myths of Security
 Author  : John Viega
 Rating  : 5 star
 Ebook   : http://www.eazyupload.net/download/nSwv3S2l/0596523025.zip.htm
 
Book of the month Dec 2009
 
This is another non-technical book which exposes the true & practical realities of the security.This book is compilation of lot of security facts which has the power of awakening any living soul. The facts which are hard to agree and digest, but they are true to the point. 
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  Nov 2009
 Title     : Zero Day Threat
 Author  : Byron Acohido, Jon Swartz
 Rating  : 5 star
 Ebook   : Got a link? Let me know 
 
Book of the month Nov 2009
 
This book exposes the real myths of security by presenting the real stories, real numbers and real people who drives the show...!
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  Oct 2009
 Title     : Writing Secure Code for Windows Vista
 Author  : Michael Howard, David LeBlanc
 Rating  : 5 star
 Ebook   : Rapidshare_ebook_WritingSecureCodeForVista 
 
Book of the month Oct 2009
 
This is must have book for any security conscious developer to unleash the security defenses of Vista and Win 7.
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  Sep 2009
 Title     : Malware Forensics
 Author  : Cameron H. Malin, Eoghan Casey, James M. Aquilina
 Rating  : 5 star
Book of the month Sep 2009
 
Written by forensic experts from the field, this book is the finest of all in exploring the art of Malware investigation in clear and concise manner.
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  August 2009
 Title     : The Rootkit ARSENAL
 Author  : Reverend Bill Blunden
 Rating  : 5 star
 Ebook  :  http://www.megaupload.com/?d=S1O5QUE4
Book of the month August 2009
 
By far this is the very good reference book ever produced on the darkest subjects of Computer security and very well recommended for any one who wants to conquer the mysterious world of Rootkits.
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  July 2009
 Title     : Hacker's Challenge 3 - 20 Brand New Forensic Scenarios & Solutions
 Author  : David Pollino, Bill Pennington, Tony Bradley,  Himanshu Dwivedi
 Rating  : 5 star
Book of the month July 2009
 
The 'Hackers Challenge book presents one of the best hacker stories you have ever read which not only makes it enjoyable to read but at the same time imparts the real knowledge.
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  June 2009
 Title     : Hacking - The Art of Exploitation
 Author  : Jon Erickson
 Rating  : 5 star
 Ebook  : Ebook_link_Hacking_Art_Of_Exploitation_2nd_Edition 
 
Book of the month June 2009
 
The best practical book for any security professional to understand as well as master the art of vulnerability exploitation.
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  May 2009
 Title     : 19 Deadly Sins of Software Security
 Author  : Michael Howard, David LeBlanc, John Viega
 Rating  : 5 star
 Ebook   : Ebook_link_19_Deadly_Sins_of_Software_Security 
 
Book of the month April 2009
 
Written by prominent authors, entire book is filled with rich technical code samples which make it more insightful and valuable resource for all coders out there.
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  April 2009
 Title     : Fuzzing: Brute Force Vulnerability Discovery
 Author  : Michael Sutton, Adam Greene, Pedram Amini
 Rating  : 5 star
 Ebook   : Ebook_link_Fuzzing_Bruteforce_Vulnerability_Discovery 
 
Book of the month April 2009
 
This is the first ever book written on Fuzzing by prominent authors who have mastered this field.
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  March 2009
 Title     : The Shellcoder's Handbook: Discovering and Exploiting Security Holes
 Author  : Jack Koziol, David Litchfield, Dave Aitel, Chris Anley, Sinan, Neel Mehta, Riley Hassell.
 Rating  : 5 star
 Ebook   : Ebook_link_Shellcoders_Handbook 
 
Book of the month March 2009
 
This is one of the best book written on most complex and interesting topics of computer security, 'Discovering and Exploiting Security Holes'.
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  February 2009
 Title     : Rootkits, Subverting the Windows Kernel 
 Author  : Greg Hoguland, Jamie Butler
 Rating  : 5 star
 Ebook   : Ebook_link_Rootkits_Subverting_Windows_Kernel 
 
Book of the month Feb 2009
 
This is the incredible book ever written on darkest area of computer security world. Authors have done splendid job in presenting the most mysterious subject of computer security in very simple and easy to understandable format.
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  January 2009
 Title     : The IDA Pro Book
 Author  : Chris Eagle
 Rating  : 5 star
 Ebook   : Ebook_link_the_IDA_Pro_book 
 
Book of the month Jan 2009
 
There has been many books written on the IDA Pro. But this book stands apart from all those. So far this is the most splendid book every produced on world's most popular disassembler.
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