Develop your Python skills to get started with penetration testing and cybersecurity
About This Video
- Learn how to use Python for penetration testing
- Get to grips with the socket and Scapy module
- Uncover techniques to efficiently execute cybersecurity tasks
Penetration testers and cybersecurity analysts often get into the situation of having to do repetitive tasks that take away precious time from their active focus. Examples of such situations can be scanning targets, doing intensive enumeration, subdomain discovery, reconnaissance, and more. This course will teach you how to use Python programming to greatly expand your skills as a cybersecurity professional.
The course starts by showing you how to gather banners, host name, and IP lookup. Next, you will learn to use Nmap to build a basic port scanner and learn how to grab screenshots with Python. Moving along, you will get to grips with the socket and Scapy module and grasp techniques for attacking web forms with requests using Python. Next, you will discover subdomains and crack hashes using Python and a hash library. Towards the end, you will learn how to spoof your Media Access Control (MAC) address and find hidden wireless networks.
By the end of this course, you will have the skills to use Python for penetration testing and cybersecurity.
Table of contents
- Title: Python for Penetration Testers
- Release date: December 2020
- Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
- ISBN: 9781801079396
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