[Article]-Book Review: Black Hat Python

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     Don Donzal 
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    This is a blog post. To read the original post, please click here »

    Earlier this year, I wrote of my long love affair with Ruby coming to an end and my desire to get back to python in order to build additional skills for the purposes of defense and response. That first step back into python resulted in the article, Book Review: Gray Hat Python by Justin Seitz. That book was one of the more interesting ones that I’ve reviewed, so when I had the opportunity to look at his latest work, Black Hat Python: Python Programming for Hackers and Pentesters, I was really excited.

    Python has been the language of choice in the pen testing universe for a while now, and so having a good reference for building attack and analysis tools for use during attack exercises is really important. The back cover of the book ponders the question of how the magic of creating these tools happens and offers that, “…you’ll explore the darker side of Python’s capabilities—writing network sniffers, manipulating packets, infecting virtual machines, creating stealthy trojans, and more.” Sounds perfect. Let’s take a closer look and see if it delivers.

  • #54172
     saskiller 
    Participant

    Thanks for the review Ryan!

  • #54173
     hayabusa 
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    Great writeup, Ryan.

    Thanks!

  • #54174
     cyber.spirit 
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    I always searched for something like this!! thanks

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