Thanks to our contributing authorsErik Cabetas, Joe Hemler, and Brian Holyfieldwithout whom this book would be a lot smaller and a lot less interesting. Also, big thanks go to our O'Reilly teamTatiana Diaz, Allison Randal, Nathan Torkington, and Jamie Peppardfor ensuring that this book at least makes some sense to our readers.
We want to give credit to all who helped in the technical review of the material for this book. Our main technical reviewers were Akshay Aggarwal, chromatic, Lurene A. Grenier, and SK Chong. Also, big thanks go to those who reviewed material about their tools: Van Hauser (Hydra), Alberto Ornaghi (Ettercap), and Tom Copeland (PMD).
Additional thanks go out to HD Moore and Spoonm for Metasploit, and to chris sullo for middle-of-the-night IMs to discuss Nikto.
Justin would also like to thank his wife Mara for her patience during the writing of this book.
Nitesh, Justin, Erik, Joe, and Brian would like to thank José Granado for his mentorship and never-ending enthusiasm.