This thread is dedicated towards various books (eBooks, physical books, texts, articles, etc) that are "good reading" for one thing or another (site relative people).

Feel free to make a post on this thread of any good reading that you've found. This is a serious post, i don't want to see links to penthouse.

Also, be sure to include a link to the book (if the book is available on Amazon I'd appreciate links to amazon, same for Barnes and Noble).

Also, novels are OK, please be sure to indicate that your book is a novel in your post.

Digital Imagery:
  1. Adobe Photoshop CS Classroom in a Book
  2. Adobe Illustrator CS Classroom in a Book
  3. Adobe Indesign CS Classroom in a Book

Critical Thinking:
  1. How to Win Every Argument: An Introduction to Critical Thinking
  2. Advanced critical thinking, (Mathematical reasoning series)
  3. Consider the Issues: Advanced Thinking and Critical Thinking Skills
  4. Thinking for Yourself: Developing Critical Thinking Skills Through Reading and Writing (Freshman Engl/Advanced Writing)
  5. Critical Thinking
  6. Critical Thinking: Tools for Taking Charge of Your Professional and Personal Life
  7. Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking, Seventh Edition


  1. Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets & Solutions, Fourth Edition (Hacking Exposed)
  2. Wi-Foo : The Secrets of Wireless Hacking
  3. Network Security Hacks
  4. Ethereal Packet Sniffing
  5. WarDriving: Drive, Detect, Defend, A Guide to Wireless Security
  6. Maximum Wireless Security
  7. Network Security: The Complete Reference

Programming: C++:
  1. The C++ Programming Language (3rd Edition)
  2. C++ Primer (3rd Edition)
  3. Effective C++ (2nd Edition)
  4. More Effective C++.
  5. Generic Programming and the STL.
  6. The C++ Standard Library : A Tutorial and Reference.
  7. C++ FAQs, 2nd edition
  8. Design Patterns
  9. Advanced CORBA Programming with C++

Programming: Web:
  1. Apache Cookbook
  2. Web Applications (Hacking Exposed)

OS: Microsoft:
  1. Hacking Windows XP (ExtremeTech)

OS: Linux:
  1. The Shellcoder\'s Handbook : Discovering and Exploiting Security Holes
  2. Building Secure Servers with Linux

OS: Macintosh:


  1. Snort 2.1 Intrusion Detection, Second Edition
  2. Maximum Security, Fourth Edition

  1. Hacking: The Art of Exploitation
  2. Anti-Hacker Tool Kit
  3. Honeypots: Tracking Hackers
  4. Hacker\'s Challenge 2: Test Your Network Security & Forensic Skills
  5. The Hacker\'s Handbook: The Strategy Behind Breaking into and Defending Networks

  1. Hacking the Xbox: An Introduction to Reverse Engineering
  2. Hardware Hacking: Have Fun While Voiding Your Warranty

  1. Physical Chemistry: A Molecular Approach

  1. Steal This Computer Book 3 (Pay special attention to Page 53 for a nice link to UGN Security)
  2. The Art of Deception : Controlling the Human Element of Security
  3. Exploiting Software : How to Break Code

Off Topic:

Novels: SCI-FI & Fantasy:
  1. The Heritage of Shannara
  2. The Sword of Shannara Trilogy
  3. Voyage of the Jerle Shannara 3 c box set MM
  4. The Belgariad, Vol. 2: Castle of Wizardry, Enchanters\' End Game

Novels: Fiction:
  1. Angels & demons by dan brown
  2. Deception Point by dan brown
  3. The da vinci code by dan brown
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