Python Penetration Testing Essentials - Second Edition

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  • The basics of network pentesting including network scanning and sniffing
  • Wireless, wired attacks, and building traps for attack and torrent detection
  • Web server footprinting and web application attacks, including the XSS and SQL injection attack
  • Wireless frames and how to obtain information such as SSID, BSSID, and the channel number from a wireless frame using a Python script
  • The importance of web server signatures, email gathering, and why knowing the server signature is the first step in hacking

This book gives you the skills you need to use Python for penetration testing (pentesting), with the help of detailed code examples.

We start by exploring the basics of networking with Python and then proceed to network hacking. Then, you will delve into exploring Python libraries to perform various types of pentesting and ethical hacking techniques. Next, we delve into hacking the application layer, where we start by 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 Python pentesting techniques, how to protect yourself, and how to create automated programs to find the admin console, SQL injection, and XSS attacks.

  • Detect and avoid various attack types that put the privacy of a system at risk
  • Leverage Python to build efficient code and eventually build a robust environment
  • Learn about securing wireless applications and information gathering on a web server
Page Count 230
Course Length 6 hours 54 minutes
ISBN 9781789138962
Date Of Publication 29 May 2018


Mohit Raj

Mohit Raj is a Python programmer with a keen interest in the field of information security. He completed his bachelor's degree in technology in computer science from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, and his master’s in engineering (2012) in computer science from Thapar University, Patiala. He is a C|EH, ECSA from EC-Council USA and a former IBMer. Mohit currently works at Sapient, and has published several articles in national and international magazines. He is the author of Python Penetration Testing Essentials and Python: Penetration Testing for Developers, also by Packt Publishing.