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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)


LanScan is a Python 3 module that helps to scan a given local network. It can list all devices and their open ports. LanScan also helps to get the information about network interfaces and networks.

Getting ready

We can install lanscan using pip:

pip3 install lanscan  

How to do it...

Here are some use cases for LanScan:

  1. LanScan has some options that we can use for scanning the LAN. To get the details about the available interfaces in the system, we can use the interfaces option:
sudo lanscan interfaces  

This will print the available interfaces, as follows: