When it comes to creating powerful and effective hacking tools, Python is the language of choice for most security analysts. In this second edition of the bestselling Black Hat Python, you ll explore the darker side of Python s capabilities: everything from writing network sniffers, stealing email credentials, and bruteforcing directories to crafting mutation fuzzers, investigating virtual machines, and creating stealthy trojans.
All of the code in this edition has been updated to Python 3.x. You ll also find new 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.
You ll even learn how to:
When it comes to offensive security, you need to be able to create powerful tools on the fly. Learn how with Black Hat Python.
Charlie Miller, Security Researcher
"This book breaks down how to create powerful tools using Python like network sniffers or keyloggers. This book even goes over how to escalate privileges in Windows."
Davin Jackson, Alpha Cyber Security, Books to Start Your Penetration Testing Journey
Praise for the first edition of Black Hat Python
"Another incredible Python book. With a minor tweak or two many of these programs will have at least a ten year shelf life, and that is rare for a security book."
Stephen Northcutt, founding president of the SANS Technology Institute
"A great book using Python for offensive security purposes."
Andrew Case, Volatility core developer and coauthor of The Art of Memory Forensics
"If you truly have a hacker s mindset, a spark is all you need to make it your own and do something even more amazing. Justin Seitz offers plenty of sparks."
"Whether you're interested in becoming a serious hacker/penetration tester or just want to know how they work, this book is one you need to read. Intense, technically sound, and eye-opening."
Sandra Henry-Stocker, IT World
"Definitely a recommended read for the technical security professional with some basic previous exposure to Python."
Richard Austin, IEEE Cipher
"A well-written book that will put you on track to being able to write powerful and potentially scary tools. It s up to you to use them for good."
Steve Mansfield-Devine, editor of Elsevier's Network Security Newsletter
"A well implemented read with lots of good ideas for fun offensive Python projects. So enjoy, and don't forget it's all about the code!"
Dan Borges, LockBoxx
"A useful eye-opener."
"If you work as a computer security professional and want to code in Python, this is definitely a book that belongs on your bookshelf."
Craig Mullins, Data and Technology Today