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Python Ethical Hacking from Scratch

By : Fahad Ali Sarwar
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Python Ethical Hacking from Scratch

By: Fahad Ali Sarwar

Overview of this book

Penetration testing enables you to evaluate the security or strength of a computer system, network, or web application that an attacker can exploit. With this book, you'll understand why Python is one of the fastest-growing programming languages for penetration testing. You'll find out how to harness the power of Python and pentesting to enhance your system security. Developers working with Python will be able to put their knowledge and experience to work with this practical guide. Complete with step-by-step explanations of essential concepts and practical examples, this book takes a hands-on approach to help you build your own pentesting tools for testing the security level of systems and networks. You'll learn how to develop your own ethical hacking tools using Python and explore hacking techniques to exploit vulnerabilities in networks and systems. Finally, you'll be able to get remote access to target systems and networks using the tools you develop and modify as per your own requirements. By the end of this ethical hacking book, you'll have developed the skills needed for building cybersecurity tools and learned how to secure your systems by thinking like a hacker.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Section 1: The Nuts and Bolts of Ethical Hacking – The Basics
Section 2: Thinking Like a Hacker – Network Information Gathering and Attacks
Section 3: Malware Development

Section 1: The Nuts and Bolts of Ethical Hacking – The Basics

This part of the book deals with the basic concepts you need to understand before embarking on this journey. It deals with the basic knowledge and skillset you need in order to fully take advantage of this book. It gives a short overview of the field of ethical hacking and what it entails.

This part of the book comprises the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1, Introduction to Hacking
  • Chapter 2, Getting Started – Setting Up a Lab Environment