This practical, tutorial-style book uses the Kali Linux distribution to teach Linux basics with a focus on how hackers would use them. Topics include Linux command line basics, filesystems, networking, BASH basics, package management, logging, and the Linux kernel and drivers.
- Cover your tracks by changing your network information and manipulating the rsyslog logging utility
"The information provided can help even a general user to get more
comfortable with the Linux operating system without feeling
overwhelmed by more complex, security-related topics and usage.
While we could all benefit from more attention to security,
Linux Basics for Hackers just might inspire the next crop of
budding techies into the security rock stars of tomorrow."
-Tim Everson, The Ethical Hacker Network
"If you're just getting started or working your way to expert level, getting a copy of this book might be one of the best things you can do to develop your cybersecurity skills."
-Sandra Henry-Stocker, Network World
"Linux Basics for Hackers is immediately practical. Its quick and dirty approach to exploring and using a Linux system was welcome."
-Jesse Smith, DistroWatch Weekly
"If you are starting out in Computer Science and want to get up to speed quickly on Linux and Unix like operating systems, working through this book will put you well ahead of your fellow students, and quickly."
-Greg Laden, Greg Laden's Blog
"A great guide for those who are not familiar with Linux as well as those who are proficient."
-Davin Jackson, Alpha Cyber Security, Books to Start Your Penetration Testing Journey
"Linux Basics for Hackers is the best book for Jr. penetration testers and newbies who want to learn InfoSec. Though aimed at hacking, it's the best general intro to Linux I've read. Gives a great overview of Linux basics and useful terminal commands."
"For an absolute beginner . . . this is a must read book. It breaks concepts down so simply . . . this book flies by and builds a foundation of knowledge for you to continue building on."