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Post Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:26 am

Gray Hat Python

Has anybody seen or read this book, Gray Hat Python?
http://amzn.com/1593271921

I'm tempted to get it, wanted to see if anyone else has any input.

Thanks!
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Post Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:31 am

Re: Gray Hat Python

Just ordered it, should arrive today or tomorrow.  In the Sec542 SANS class I was at recently, Python seemed to be a really robust platform for scripting, and I've wanted to learn a new language for a while... Python seems pretty easy, we'll see.  Might take me a while to get in to it, but I'll try to keep you posted!
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Post Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:47 pm

Re: Gray Hat Python

It's been a while since I cracked open my copy of it. But I remember at the time getting deciding to get a different book on python to learn python and then going back to gray hat to use the skills and learn to think the gray hat way.

But your mileage will very
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Post Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:56 pm

Re: Gray Hat Python

Check out the book review by Ryan Linn:

http://www.ethicalhacker.net/content/view/262/2/

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Post Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:06 pm

Re: Gray Hat Python

Don, I swear I did a search before I posted, but I didn't see that book review.  :P

rance, I'm looking forward to hearing your experiences with this book. :)

Thanks for the input, chrisj. I've already been programming Python for a little while, and I've never written any security software. It seems like a good place to start.
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Post Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:56 am

Re: Gray Hat Python

Well, I wish I had seen that review before hand.  Just after thumbing through the book, it's certainly now what I was expecting.  I was looking more for "how to code pen-test-like tools"... but it seems much more focused on debugging and fuzzing windows DLLs and drivers, and there's a short bit on hooking dlls.  The subtitle of the book is "Python programming for hackers and reverse engineers"... I think they should take out the "hackers and" part, and it'd be more apt.

That being said, i'm probably never going to use this book.  If anyone is interested in it, I'll ship it off to you at a bargain price + some shipping.  PM me if you're interested...
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Post Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:04 am

Re: Gray Hat Python

I think what you're looking for is coming out soon by Ryan Linn & Jason Andress:

Coding for Penetration Testers
http://www.syngress.com/hacking-and-pen ... n-Testers/


Don't forget to use the Syngress Coupon Code for a 20% Discount specificalt setup for EH-Netters:

Coupon Code: EHNET20OFF

Hope this helps,
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Post Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:22 am

Re: Gray Hat Python

don wrote:I think what you're looking for is coming out soon by Ryan Linn & Jason Andress:

Coding for Penetration Testers
http://www.syngress.com/hacking-and-pen ... n-Testers/


Don't forget to use the Syngress Coupon Code for a 20% Discount specificalt setup for EH-Netters:

Coupon Code: EHNET20OFF

Hope this helps,
Don


That looks much more up the alley of what i'm looking for.  Thanks Don!
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Post Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:34 am

Re: Gray Hat Python

I'm in the same boat as rance here, except Ryan Linn's review has kept me from buying that book :P  I've been anxiously waiting for "Coding for Penetration Testers", sounds great.
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Post Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:51 pm

Re: Gray Hat Python

FYI, book's gone...
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