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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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Brute-force cracking password protected ZIP files

As we discussed, the same method can be used to crack the password in a protected ZIP file. For that, we use the zipfile module:

import zipfile 
filename = '' 
dictionary = 'passwordlist.txt' 
password = None 
file_to_open = zipfile.ZipFile(filename) 
with open(dictionary, 'r') as f: 
   for line in f.readlines(): 
         password = line.strip('\n') 
               password = 'Password found: %s' % password 
               print password 

Sulley fuzzing framework

By using fuzzing frameworks, we can create fuzzers in less time. A fuzzing framework provides a flexible and reusable development environment that helps to build fuzzers quickly.

Sulley is a Python fuzz testing framework that consists of multiple extensible components that can be used...