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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 3. Password Hacking

Most hackers assume that their target is running a legacy unpatched Windows XP, where the antivirus is disabled, the firewall is turned off, and the IPS may not be in place. After all, you may or may not hack into their systems. This is definitely not real-world penetration testing.

In this chapter, we will deal with the following topics:

  • Antivirus free keylogger
  • Man in the browser
  • Firefox API hooking with Immunity Debugger
  • Python in Firefox proof of concept (POC)
  • Python in Firefox EXE
  • Password phishing
  • Countermeasures