Friday, March 10, 2006

Review of Hacking Exposed: Cisco Networks Posted just posted my four star review of McGraw-Hill/Osborne's Hacking Exposed: Cisco Networks. From the review:

I've always been a fan of Osborne's Hacking Exposed books (although subjects like "Computer Forensics" don't seem to fit the spirit of the series). I previously read Wi-Foo: The Secrets of Wireless Hacking by the same authors who wrote Hacking Exposed: Cisco Networks (HECN). Comparing the two books, I agree with previous reviewer Sean E. Connelly; I think HECN was rushed to market. The book needs better technical review, proofreading, and copyediting as well. Nevertheless, I still recommend reading HECN -- it's a unique book on a critical subject.


Anonymous said...

Oh no, rushed and needs copyediting, etc! :( Maybe I should wait for a second edition. The last book I read that needed bad reviewing and copyediting left a very, very bad taste in my mouth despite the interesting content (How to Own an Identity:

Anonymous said...

Yeah I'm so tired of poor quality books that weren't proofread. Where are my dollars going?

Todd Lammle's CCNA book is in it's 5th edition and still has a huge errata.