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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)


PyShark is a wrapper for the Wireshark CLI (TShark), so we can have all Wireshark decoders in the PyShark. We can use PyShark to sniff an interface or we can analyze the pcap files.

Getting ready

When using this module, make sure to install Wireshark on your system and install pyshark using the pip command:

pip3 install pyshark  

Also, make sure you have installed TShark on your machine. TShark is the terminal-based Wireshark, which is used by PyShark for packet capturing functions.

Learn more about TShark here:

How to do it...