Three Best Hacking Books That You Should Read

Do you think very passionately about Hacking? Are you spellbound by the thought of becoming a system security expert? Want to have some hacking fun without breaking laws?

If yes, then just pull up your socks and get ready to learn. 

In the spirit of sharing more hacker knowledge, I’ve jotted down a list of the best ethical hacking books that you should definitely read if you want to pursue ethical hacking in a professional way.

Hacking can be ethical and unethical. An unethical hacker exploits vulnerabilities for personal gain. And on another hand, an ethical hacker helps businesses and organizations by finding web application vulnerabilities. As it is said a hammer can be used to build or break something,

I am not going to write all about hacking and the penetrating methodologies here as I am assuming that you have already done your homework. So Let’s dive right in. These 10 books can take you from a complete beginner to a rebel hacker in a matter of weeks!

Hacking: A Beginners’ Guide to Computer Hacking


Hacking: A Beginners’ Guide to Computer Hacking


This is one of the best hacking books that you can consider if you are a novice. It has all the basic terminologies associated with white hat hacking. The author John Slavio outlines the core skills and techniques- which includes-


different types of hackers, 

various hack attacks, 

essential hacking tools,

common types of attacks or threats, 

hiding IP address, 

smartphone hacking, 

The email hacking, 

penetration testing, 

spoofing attacks

The Hacker’s Underground Handbook


The Hacker’s Underground Handbook


For becoming a hacker you need to start thinking like one. Yes, this book will give you a nice exposure if you want to become an expert ethical hacker. Here in this book James Pendleton unveils with the basics of hacking. The book sheds light on the fundamentals of ethical hacking with a pinch added to advanced hacking. The best part of this book is that it actually clears all your basics and prepare you for the advanced hacking.

The hardware hacker: Adventures in Making and Breaking Hardware


The hardware hacker: Adventures in Making and Breaking Hardware


This book- Hardware Hacker is authored by Andrew “Bunnie” Huang, one of the most prestigious hackers in the world. Huang spent decades shaping the hacking and hardware fields “from his cult-classic book Hacking the Xbox to the open-source laptop Novena and his mentorship of various hardware startups and developers”. Huang has shared his accumulation of knowledge in open hardware in the book- Hardware Hacker, by looking back on his career journey.

The book combines together Huang’s personal essays and some of his famous interviews on different topics such as the “legality of reverse engineering to a collation of intellectual property practices in both China and the United States”. If you are interested in hardware hacking then this book is a perfect choice for you.



If you want to excel in the cybersecurity space and want to build your skillset as an ethical hacker or want to learn how to outwit blackhat hackers, there will be something for you in this list. and I am sure that these books will help you a dozen!

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Jafar Hasan
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Jafar Hasan is a seasoned cybersecurity professional and a respected educator at one of Indore’s premier ethical hacking institutes. With over a decade of experience in the field, he is dedicated to enhancing online security through ethical hacking practices. Jafar shares his knowledge through insightful articles focusing on cybersecurity and ethical hacking.
With a commitment to ethical practices, he shapes future cyber defenders and is a respected authority in cybersecurity. Trust his expertise to navigate online security complexities and stay updated on the latest developments in this ever-evolving landscape.

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