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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 9. Attack Automation

Automating tools enable us to explore and exploit more vulnerabilities than any manual method possibly could. In my opinion, nothing beats manual security testing combined with a set of automated sections performed by an experienced security specialist. Sophisticated scripts can split the attack between several hosts and avoid being blacklisted.

Topics covered in this chapter are as follows:

  • SFTP automations with paramiko

  • Nmap automation

  • W3af REST API

  • Metasploit scripting with MSGRPC

  • OWASP zap API

  • Breaking captcha

  • Accessing BeEF API with Python

  • Accessing Nessus 6 API with Python