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Gray Hat Hacking The Ethical Hacker’s Handbook by Jonathan Ness, Chris Eagle, Shon Harris, Gideon Lenkey, Allen Harper, Terron Williams

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CHAPTER 1Ethics of Ethical Hacking

This book has not been compiled and written to be used as a tool by individuals who wish to carry out malicious and destructive activities. It is a tool for people who are interested in extending or perfecting their skills to defend against such attacks and damaging acts. In this chapter, we’ll discuss the following topics:

• Why you need to understand your enemy’s tactics

• Recognizing the gray areas in security

• How does this stuff relate to an ethical hacking book?

• The controversy of hacking books and classes

• Where do attackers have most of their fun?

Why You Need to Understand Your Enemy’s Tactics

Let’s go ahead and get the commonly asked questions out of the way and move on from there.

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