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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


In this chapter, we started by preparing our attacker and target machines, and then proceeded to learn and code TCP and an HTTP reverse shell. For each of these reverse shells, we looked into data exfiltration and exporting the Python script into .exe, which made the attack independent of the Python compiler. We learned how to make the connection persistent. We also looked into tuning connection attempts and countermeasures to prevent the attacks we learned about.

In the next chapter, we'll cover DDNS, interactive Twitter, countermeasures, replicating Metasploit screen capturing, target directory navigation, and integrating low-level port scanners.