by Justin Seitz
December 2014, 192 pp.
When it comes to creating powerful and effective hacking tools, Python is the language of choice for most security analysts. But just how does the magic happen?
In Black Hat Python, the latest from Justin Seitz (author of the best-selling Gray Hat Python), you’ll explore the darker side of Python’s capabilities—writing network sniffers, manipulating packets, infecting virtual machines, creating stealthy trojans, and more. You’ll learn how to:
Insider techniques and creative challenges throughout show you how to extend the hacks and how to write your own exploits.
When it comes to offensive security, your ability to create powerful tools on the fly is indispensable. Learn how in Black Hat Python.
About the Author
Justin Seitz is a senior security researcher for Immunity, Inc., where he spends his time bug hunting, reverse engineering, writing exploits, and coding Python. He is the author of Gray Hat Python (No Starch Press), the first book to cover Python for security analysis.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Setting Up Your Python Environment
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"Another incredible Python book. With a minor tweak or two many of these programs will have at least a ten year shelf life, and that is rare for a security book."
"A great book using Python for offensive security purposes."
"If you truly have a hacker’s mindset, a spark is all you need to make it your own and do something even more amazing. Justin Seitz offers plenty of sparks."
"Whether you're interested in becoming a serious hacker/penetration tester or just want to know how they work, this book is one you need to read. Intense, technically sound, and eye-opening."
"Definitely a recommended read for the technical security professional with some basic previous exposure to Python."
"A well-written book that will put you on track to being able to write powerfuland potentially scarytools. It’s up to you to use them for good."
"A well implemented read with lots of good ideas for fun offensive Python projects. So enjoy, and don't forget it's all about the code!"
"A useful eye-opener."