Black Hat Python, 2nd Ed (No Starch)
Wednesday, 05 May 2021

Subtitled "Python Programming for Hackers and Pentesters", this second edition has been fully updated for Python 3. Justin Seitz and Tim Arnold explore the stealthier side of programming, everything from writing network sniffers, stealing email credentials, and bruteforcing directories to crafting mutation fuzzers, investigating virtual machines, and creating stealthy trojans. The new edition adds coverage of bit shifting, code hygiene, and offensive forensics with the Volatility Framework as well as expanded explanations of the Python libraries ctypes, struct, lxml, and BeautifulSoup, and offensive hacking strategies like splitting bytes, leveraging computer vision libraries, and scraping websites. 

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Author: Justin Seitz and Tim Arnold
Publisher: No Starch
Date: April 2021
Pages: 216
ISBN: 978-1718501126
Print: 1718501129
Kindle: B08CTGR1XC
Audience: Python developers interested in security
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Category: Python and Security

  • Create a trojan command-and-control server using GitHub
  • Detect sandboxing and automate common malware tasks like keylogging and screenshotting
  • Extend the Burp Suite web-hacking tool
  • Escalate Windows privileges with creative process control
  • Use offensive memory forensics tricks to retrieve password hashes and find vulnerabilities on a virtual machine
  • Abuse Windows COM automation
  • Exfiltrate data from a network undetected

See our reviews of the previous edition of this book and of Gray Hat Python: Python Programming for Hackers and Reverse Engineers by Justin Seitz.

 

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Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Date: October 2020
Pages: 1088
ISBN: 978-0135972267
Print: 0135972264
Kindle: B08Q84TH84
Audience: C# developers
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Pages: 816
ISBN: 978-1788476195
Print: 1788476190
Kindle: B078WBVRN8
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Rating: 4.2
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