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Hacking is the art of exploiting computers to get access to otherwise unauthorised information. Now that the world is using IT systems to gather, store and manipulate important information there is also a need to make sure that data is secure. However, no system is without its problems. Holes are often present within security systems which, if exploited, allow hackers to gain access to this otherwise restricted information. This WikiBook aims to give you the information required to think like hackers, so as to be able to secure your systems and keep your information safe.
Hacking and security is a constantly updated and fast moving sector of the computing industry and, as such, it is vital that you are up to date with all the details (including the latest exploits, patches and more).
It is important that hackers also follow the Hacker Ethic.
We suggest you take notes over the many core principals that will be discussed here, and if you'd rather print this book, we highly advise you do. Be sure you have paper and ink before attempting to print.