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Python for Offensive PenTest

By : Hussam Khrais
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Python for Offensive PenTest

By: Hussam Khrais

Overview of this book

Python is an easy-to-learn and cross-platform programming language that has unlimited third-party libraries. Plenty of open source hacking tools are written in Python, which can be easily integrated within your script. This book is packed with step-by-step instructions and working examples to make you a skilled penetration tester. It is divided into clear bite-sized chunks, so you can learn at your own pace and focus on the areas of most interest to you. This book will teach you how to code a reverse shell and build an anonymous shell. You will also learn how to hack passwords and perform a privilege escalation on Windows with practical examples. You will set up your own virtual hacking environment in VirtualBox, which will help you run multiple operating systems for your testing environment. By the end of this book, you will have learned how to code your own scripts and mastered ethical hacking from scratch.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell

Chapter 1. Warming up – Your First Antivirus-Free Persistence Shell

Nowadays, security solutions such as firewalls, IPS, and sandboxing are becoming more and more advanced to prevent and detect cyber-attacks. So, being an advanced hacker requires you to code your own script and tools to bypass these security solutions.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Preparing the attacker machine
  • Preparing the target machine
  • TCP reverse Shell
  • HTTP reverse Shell
  • Persistence
  • Tuning connection attempts
  • Tips for preventing a shell breakdown
  • Countermeasures