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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 section, we will discuss four methods that you can use to secure your online account. Note that these are not the only available methods. However, following these steps should give your account a fair level of security.

Securing the online account

So, let's start with using the security services provided by the vendor. I really recommend to enable Step 2 authentication (or sometimes called one-time password) on all of your accounts such as Gmail, LinkedIn, and PayPal whenever this option is available. And when you do so, once you decide to log in, it'll ask you for the username and password. And the second step is to enter the one-time password, which you will usually get via an SMS or application, or even by email. Now, this one-time password will be valid only for 30 seconds or less.

Here are few links which guide you on how easy and powerful it is to enable this feature for some services such as Gmail, Twitter, and so on:

  • Gmail provides SMS and Gmail mobile app: