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Post Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:12 am

Violent Python

I was hunting a new Python book when I came across this , it's not out until November but figured I would let you guys know...

Violent Python: A Cookbook for Hackers, Forensic Analysts, Penetration Testers and Security Engineers


Violent Python shows you how to move from a theoretical understanding of offensive computing concepts to a practical implementation. Instead of relying on another attacker's tools, this book will teach you to forge your own weapons using the Python programming language. This book demonstrates how to write Python scripts to automate large-scale network attacks, extract metadata, and investigate forensic artifacts. It also shows how to write code to intercept and analyze network traffic using Python, craft and spoof wireless frames to attack wireless and Bluetooth devices, and how to data-mine popular social media websites and evade modern anti-virus.

- Demonstrates how to write Python scripts to automate large-scale network attacks, extract metadata, and investigate forensic artifacts.

- Write code to intercept and analyze network traffic using Python. Craft and spoof wireless frames to attack wireless and Bluetooth devices.

- Data-mine popular social media websites and evade modern anti-virus.


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/159749 ... PDKIKX0DER
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Post Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:56 am

Re: Violent Python

Thanks for the heads up, wasn't aware of this one but looks like an interesting read, and just in time to make a good stocking filler :)

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Post Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:36 am

Re: Violent Python

Thanks for the info looks a good read will be one to add to my wish list :P
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Post Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:35 am

Re: Violent Python

Looks good. Will check it out when it's released.
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Post Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:01 pm

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I know TJ. I believe he is donating the proceeds to the wounded warrior fund as well. Good cause.
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Post Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:05 pm

Re: Violent Python

I was thinking about canceling my pre-order for this book since I have no problem reading Python and assume I could learn the same stuff by just reading the source of open source projects.  However, I was googling for the detailed contents of the book and found this page about the author:

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/tj-oconnor/43/37/81b

Am I reading that correctly?  This guy really has all of those certifications?  Is that even humanly possible?  I might just keep the pre-order.
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Post Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:06 pm

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Yep, I know him, it's legit.
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Post Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:16 pm

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Man that's impressive...  I'll give the book a try then, but do you have any idea if there is a detailed ToC somewhere?  It's not on the publisher's site or amazon, and google has failed me.  The book is due out soon, so I would think there would be a detailed ToC by now.
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Post Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:17 pm

Re: Violent Python

I will go directly to the source... stand by.
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Post Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:21 pm

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:o Thanks!
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Post Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:11 pm

Re: Violent Python

Hah, with all those GIAC certs, he'd be a masochist if he wasn't a GSE. Trying to maintain all of those individually would be a nightmare.

Very nice collection regardless. That's a great bonus of getting an STI master's. I just wish they were accredited.
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Post Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:40 am

Re: Violent Python

    Eleven wrote:I'll give the book a try then, but do you have any idea if there is a detailed ToC somewhere?


    • Chapter 1. An introduction to the Python programming language
    • Chapter 2. A Penetration test with Python
    • Chapter 3. A Web of Python
    • Chapter 4. Forensics meets Python
    • Chapter 5. Network Analysis with Python
    • Chapter 6. Wireless Mayhem
    • Chapter 7. Exciting third party Python projects
    • Chapter 8. Python what the future holds


Source: http://store.elsevier.com/Violent-Pytho ... 597499576/
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Post Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:39 am

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aweSEC, I said detailed ToC...  I want to know what the subsections are in the chapters.  ;)
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Post Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:46 am

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ajohnson wrote:Hah, with all those GIAC certs, he'd be a masochist if he wasn't a GSE. Trying to maintain all of those individually would be a nightmare.

Very nice collection regardless. That's a great bonus of getting an STI master's. I just wish they were accredited.


He's gone WAY beyond the GSE requirements. ;)
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Post Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:03 am

Re: Violent Python

Eleven wrote:He's gone WAY beyond the GSE requirements. ;)


No, that wasn't what I was getting at. Passing the GSE written every four years will renew ALL of your GIAC certs. Otherwise, he'd have to renew each one individually, which would be insane with that many.
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