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Learning Python Web Penetration Testing by Christian Martorella

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Understanding the web application penetration testing process

In this section, we will understand what web application penetration testing is and the process behind it. We will start by learning what web application penetration testing is, the importance of performing these tests, what professional methodologies look like, and we'll briefly explain why it is important to have skills to use Python to write our own tools.

Penetration testing is a type of security testing that evaluates the security of an application from the perspective of an attacker. It is an offensive exercise where you have to think like an attacker and understand the developers as well as the technology involved in order to unveil all the flaws.

The goal is to identify ...

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