Computer Security & Encryption Books

Last updated: January 3, 2012
  1. Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker
    1. Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker by Kevin Mitnick, Steve Wozniak and William L. Simon Published: August 15, 2011 Score: 25.66
  2. The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography
    2. The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography by Simon Singh Published: August 29, 2000 Score: 5.49
  3. Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It
    3. Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It by Richard A. Clarke and Robert Knake Published: April 10, 2012 Score: 3.94
  4. The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security
    4. The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security by Kevin D. Mitnick, William L. Simon and Steve Wozniak Published: October 17, 2003 Score: 3.1
  5. Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking
    5. Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking by Christopher Hadnagy and Paul Wilson Published: December 21, 2010 Score: 2.74
  6. Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground
    6. Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground by Kevin Poulsen Published: February 22, 2011 Score: 2.63
  7. The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage
    7. The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage by Clifford Stoll Published: September 13, 2005 Score: 2.08
  8. Metasploit: The Penetration Tester's Guide
    8. Metasploit: The Penetration Tester's Guide by David Kennedy, Jim O'Gorman, Devon Kearns and Mati Aharoni Published: July 22, 2011 Score: 1.6
  9. Worm: The First Digital World War
    9. Worm: The First Digital World War by Mark Bowden Published: September 27, 2011 Score: 1.43
  10. The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding From You
    10. The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding From You by Eli Pariser and Kirby Heyborne Published: May 12, 2011 Score: 1.37
  11. The Art of Intrusion: The Real Stories Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders and Deceivers
    11. The Art of Intrusion: The Real Stories Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders and Deceivers by William L. Simon and Kevin D. Mitnick Published: March 17, 2009 Score: 1.29
  12. Practical Lock Picking: A Physical Penetration Tester's Training Guide
    12. Practical Lock Picking: A Physical Penetration Tester's Training Guide by Deviant Ollam Published: July 23, 2010 Score: 1.1
  13. Secrets and Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World
    13. Secrets and Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World by Bruce Schneier Published: January 30, 2004 Score: 1.1
  14. CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide, Fifth Edition
    14. CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide, Fifth Edition by Shon Harris Published: January 15, 2010 Score: 1.07
  15. The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing: Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Made Easy (Syngress Basics Series)
    15. The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing: Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Made Easy (Syngress Basics Series) by Patrick Engebretson Published: August 4, 2011 Score: 0.98
  16. Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets and Solutions, Sixth Edition
    16. Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets and Solutions, Sixth Edition by Stuart McClure, Joel Scambray and George Kurtz Published: January 5, 2009 Score: 0.92
  17. Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age
    17. Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age by Paul Graham Published: May 1, 2010 Score: 0.83
  18. BackTrack 5 Wireless Penetration Testing Beginner's Guide
    18. BackTrack 5 Wireless Penetration Testing Beginner's Guide by Vivek Ramachandran Published: September 9, 2011 Score: 0.77
  19. Hacking: The Art of Exploitation, 2nd Edition
    19. Hacking: The Art of Exploitation, 2nd Edition by Jon Erickson Published: January 11, 2008 Score: 0.73
  20. CISSP Study Guide
    20. CISSP Study Guide by Eric Conrad, Seth Misenar and Joshua Feldman Published: July 26, 2010 Score: 0.67
  21. Hacking For Dummies
    21. Hacking For Dummies by Kevin Beaver Published: January 12, 2010 Score: 0.65
  22. RHCSA/RHCE Red Hat Linux Certification Study Guide (Exams EX200 & EX300), 6th Edition (Certification Press)
    22. RHCSA/RHCE Red Hat Linux Certification Study Guide (Exams EX200 & EX300), 6th Edition (Certification Press) by Michael H. Jang Published: June 17, 2011 Score: 0.58
  23. Fatal System Error: The Hunt for the New Crime Lords Who are Bringing Down the Internet
    23. Fatal System Error: The Hunt for the New Crime Lords Who are Bringing Down the Internet by Joseph Menn Published: January 26, 2010 Score: 0.56
  24. Linux Pocket Guide
    24. Linux Pocket Guide by Daniel J. Barrett Published: March 1, 2004 Score: 0.46
  25. Applied Cryptography: Protocols, Algorithms, and Source Code in C, Second Edition
    25. Applied Cryptography: Protocols, Algorithms, and Source Code in C, Second Edition by Bruce Schneier Published: October 18, 1996 Score: 0.41

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