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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)

Download web pages with Python scripts

To download web pages from the web server, the urllib module, which is part of the standard Python library, can be used urllib includes functions for retrieving data from URLs.

Getting ready

To learn the basics, we could use the Python interactive terminal. Type python in your Terminal window and press Enter. This will open up the Python (Python 2.x) interactive terminal.

How to do it...

There are some differences in commands for doing this in Python 2.x and Python 3.x, mainly with the print statements. So please note the difference...