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  • Code your own reverse shell (TCP and HTTP)
  • Create your own anonymous shell by interacting with Twitter, Google Forms, and SourceForge
  • Replicate Metasploit features and build an advanced shell
  • Hack passwords using multiple techniques (API hooking, keyloggers, and clipboard hijacking)
  • Exfiltrate data from your target
  • Add encryption (AES, RSA, and XOR) to your shell to learn how cryptography is being abused by malware
  • Discover privilege escalation on Windows with practical examples
  • Countermeasures against most attacks

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.

  • Comprehensive information on building a web application penetration testing framework using Python
  • Master web application penetration testing using the multi-paradigm programming language Python
  • Detect vulnerabilities in a system or application by writing your own Python scripts
Page Count 176
Course Length 5 hours 16 minutes
ISBN 9781788838979
Date Of Publication 25 Apr 2018


Hussam Khrais

Hussam Khrais is a senior security engineer, GPEN, and CEHHI with over 7 years of experience in penetration testing, Python scripting, and network security. He spends countless hours forging custom hacking tools in Python. He currently holds the following certificates in information security:
GIAC Penetration Testing (GPEN)
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Cisco Certified Network Professional - Security (CCNP Security)