Python is the language of choice for hackers and security analysts for creating powerful and effective tools. Ever wonder how they do it?
A follow-up to the perennial best-seller Gray Hat Python, Justin Seitz's Black Hat Python explores the darker side of Python's capabilities—writing network sniffers, manipulating packets, infecting virtual machines, creating stealthy trojans, extending the popular web hacking tool Burp Suite, and more. You'll learn how to:
Create a trojan command-and-control using Github
Detect sandboxing and automate common malware tasks, like keylogging and screenshotting
Escalate Windows privileges with creative process control
Use offensive memory forensics tricks to retrieve password hashes and inject shellcode into a virtual machine
Abuse Windows COM automation to perform a man-in-the-browser attack
Exfiltrate data from a network most sneakily
Insider techniques and creative challenges show you how to extend the hacks, and are sure to make Black Hat Python irresistible to anyone interested in offensive security.
Justin Seitz is a Senior Security Researcher for Immunity, Inc., where he spends his time bug hunting, reverse engineering, writing exploits, and coding Python. He is the author of Gray Hat Python, the first book to cover the use of Python for security analysis.