Python Penetration Testing Essentials

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  • Monitor the Ethernet IP and TCP traffic over the network
  • Explore wireless traffic with the help of various programs
  • Perform wireless attacks with Python programs
  • Check live systems and distinguish between the operating system and services of a remote machine
  • Broaden your concepts in pentesting right from the basics of the client/server architecture in Python
  • Gather passive information from a website using automated scripts
  • Perform XSS, SQL injection, and parameter tampering attacks

This book is a practical guide that shows you the advantages of using Python for pentesting with the help of detailed code examples.

We start by exploring the basics of networking with Python and then proceed to network hacking. Next, we delve into hacking the application layer where we start with gathering information from a website. We then move on to concepts related to website hacking such as parameter tampering, DDoS, XSS, and SQL injection.

By reading this book, you will learn different techniques and methodologies that will familiarize you with the art of pentesting as well as creating automated programs to find the admin console, SQL injection, and XSS attack.

  • Learn to detect and avoid various types of attacks that put the privacy of a system at risk
  • Employ practical approaches to penetration testing using Python to build efficient code and eventually save time
  • Enhance your concepts about wireless applications and information gathering of a web server
Page Count 178
Course Length 5 hours 20 minutes
ISBN 9781784398583
Date Of Publication 28 Jan 2015



Mohit is a Python programmer with a keen interest in the field of information security. He has completed his Bachelor's degree in technology in computer science from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, and a Master’s in engineering (2012) in computer science from Thapar University, Patiala. He is a CEH, ECSA from EC-Council USA. He has worked in IBM, Teramatrix (Startup), and Sapient. He currently doing a Ph.D. from Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology under Dr. Maninder Singh. He has published several articles in national and international magazines. He is the author of Python Penetration Testing Essentials, Python: Penetration Testing for Developers and Learn Python in 7 days, also by Packt.

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