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Python Penetration Testing Cookbook

By : Rejah Rehim
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Python Penetration Testing Cookbook

By: Rejah Rehim

Overview of this book

Penetration testing is the use of tools and code to attack a system in order to assess its vulnerabilities to external threats. Python allows pen testers to create their own tools. Since Python is a highly valued pen-testing language, there are many native libraries and Python bindings available specifically for pen-testing tasks. Python Penetration Testing Cookbook begins by teaching you how to extract information from web pages. You will learn how to build an intrusion detection system using network sniffing techniques. Next, you will find out how to scan your networks to ensure performance and quality, and how to carry out wireless pen testing on your network to avoid cyber attacks. After that, we’ll discuss the different kinds of network attack. Next, you’ll get to grips with designing your own torrent detection program. We’ll take you through common vulnerability scenarios and then cover buffer overflow exploitation so you can detect insecure coding. Finally, you’ll master PE code injection methods to safeguard your network.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)


Python is helpful for creating simple prototype codes to test the exploits. In this chapter, we can learn the basics of exploit development, which may help you to correct broken exploits, or just build your own exploits from scratch.

CPU registers

CPU registers, or processor registers, are one of a small set of data holding places in the processor, which may hold an instruction, storage address, or any data. Registers should be capable of storing the instructions. Registers are the fastest computer memory, used to speed up the computer operation.

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