About this video

Penetration testers and cybersecurity analysts often get into the situation of having to do repetitive tasks that take away precious time from their active focus. Examples of such situations can be scanning targets, doing intensive enumeration, subdomain discovery, reconnaissance, and more. This course will teach you how to use Python programming to greatly expand your skills as a cybersecurity professional.

The course starts by showing you how to gather banners, host name, and IP lookup. Next, you will learn to use Nmap to build a basic port scanner and learn how to grab screenshots with Python. Moving along, you will get to grips with the socket and Scapy module and grasp techniques for attacking web forms with requests using Python. Next, you will discover subdomains and crack hashes using Python and a hash library. Towards the end, you will learn how to spoof your Media Access Control (MAC) address and find hidden wireless networks.

By the end of this course, you will have the skills to use Python for penetration testing and cybersecurity.

The code files and all related files are placed on GitHub at https://github.com/PacktPublishing/Python-for-Penetration-Testers

Publication date:
December 2020
1 hour 56 minutes

About the Author
  • Cristi Zot

    Cristi Zot holds a master’s degree in civil engineering and works as a cybersecurity analyst. He is a machine learning and artificial intelligence enthusiast and holds an Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) certification.

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