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Effective Python Penetration Testing

By : Rejah Rehim
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Effective Python Penetration Testing

By: Rejah Rehim

Overview of this book

Penetration testing is a practice of testing a computer system, network, or web application to find weaknesses in security that an attacker can exploit. Effective Python Penetration Testing will help you utilize your Python scripting skills to safeguard your networks from cyberattacks. We will begin by providing you with an overview of Python scripting and penetration testing. You will learn to analyze network traffic by writing Scapy scripts and will see how to fingerprint web applications with Python libraries such as ProxMon and Spynner. Moving on, you will find out how to write basic attack scripts, and will develop debugging and reverse engineering skills with Python libraries. Toward the end of the book, you will discover how to utilize cryptography toolkits in Python and how to automate Python tools and libraries.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Effective Python Penetration Testing
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Sensitive data exposure

We could write customized Python scripts to check the possible data exposure in the web pages. For instance, we have discussed the e-mail gathering script in the previous chapter, which could also be used to check if there are any e-mail IDs exposed in the web pages.

For that, we have to write a script to check the HTTP responses for the patterns we are looking for. Sensitive data may vary according to the website and its usage. But we can check for the exposure of sensitive information like credit card, bank details, Personal Identification numbers, and many more.