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Penetration Testing: Protecting Networks and Systems by Kevin M. Henry

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CHAPTER 6: HACKING WINDOWS® AND UNIX

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Ethical hacking is exploring, learning and discovery. It is the art of questioning, experimenting and persistence. An ethical hacker loves to learn; they are not interested in doing damage or harming another organization or individual, but rather looking for what new things may be found around the corner, under the rock, or beside the pathway. The opposite are criminals or crackers, people that are seeking their own profit, satisfying their ego or exacting revenge. It is important to remember that we should never do anything just to do damage or harm another person or organization. It is good to learn and experiment, but it must be with the mind to improve systems, networks, performance, functionality ...

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