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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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Dictionary attack

Tests with all possible passwords begin with words that have a higher possibility of being used as passwords, such as names and places. This method is the same as we did for injections.

We can read the password from a dictionary file and try it in the application as follows:

with open('password-dictionary.txt') as f: 
    for password in f: 
                # Use the password to try login 
                print "[+] Password Found: %s" % password 
        except : 
                print "[!] Password Incorrect: %s" % password 

Here we read the dictionary file and try each password in our script. When a specific password works it will print it in the console.


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