Top 9 books to read for ethical hackers who just start

"Black Hat Python: Python Programming for Hackers and Pentesters" by Justin Seitz

A foundational book that introduces how you can master the Python programming language to conduct hacking and penetration tests, and create your own exploits and tools.

"The Hacker Playbook 3: Practical Guide to Penetration Testing" by Peter Kim 

This book presents a thorough method for conducting penetration testing, along with descriptions of real-world scenarios, tools, and tactics that are utilized by professional ethical hackers.

"Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking" by Christopher Hadnagy 

This book goes into the psychology and methods underlying social engineering attacks, an essential component of ethical hacking that is covered in depth in this text.

"CEH Certified Ethical Hacker All-in-One Exam Guide" by Matt Walker 

This book is a complete guide for people studying for the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification, which is highly valued in the ethical hacking community.

"Gray Hat Hacking: The Ethical Hacker's Handbook" 

This book offers a balanced perspective on hacking techniques while emphasizing responsible and ethical hacking behaviors.

"Network Security Essentials" by William Stallings 

This book is a must-have in every ethical hacker's library since it provides a thorough introduction to network security ideas and techniques.

"Wireshark for Security Professionals: Using Wireshark and the Metasploit Framework"  

This book examines network security by looking at it through the prism of Wireshark and the Metasploit framework. The primary focus of the book is on evaluating and fending off network threats.

"The Web Application Hacker's Handbook: Finding and Exploiting Security Flaws" 

This book is about the security of web applications. It talks about common web flaws and how to take advantage of them.

"Metasploit: The Penetration Tester's Guide" by David Kennedy, Jim O'Gorman, Devon Kearns, and Mati Aharoni 

This book is an essential resource for people who are interested in penetration testing and exploit development because it focuses mostly on the Metasploit framework.

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