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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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Chapter 8. Keylogging and Screen Grabbing

With Python, we can programmatically do tasks such as catch all keystrokes, capture the screen, log the programs being run, close them, monitor clipboard content, and much more. Hackers may use these techniques to maliciously gain access to a victim's private information, while employers might use them to monitor employee activities.

Topics covered in this chapter are as follows:

  • Keylogging with Python

  • Screen grabbing