By Christopher Duffy

Utilize Python scripting to execute potent and effective penetration tests

About This Book

• know how and the place Python scripts meet the necessity for penetration testing
• make yourself familiar with the method of highlighting a particular method to use an atmosphere to fetch serious data
• advance your Python and penetration trying out abilities with real-world examples

Who This publication Is For

If you're a defense expert or researcher, with wisdom of other working platforms and a conceptual thought of penetration trying out, and also you want to develop your wisdom in Python, then this ebook is perfect for you.

What you are going to Learn

• Familiarise your self with the new release of Metasploit source files
• Use the Metasploit distant approach name (MSFRPC) to automate make the most iteration and execution
• Use Python's Scrapy, community, socket, workplace, Nmap libraries, and customized modules
• Parse Microsoft workplace spreadsheets and eXtensible Markup Language (XML) info files
• Write buffer overflows and opposite Metasploit modules to extend capabilities
• take advantage of distant dossier Inclusion (RFI) to achieve administrative entry to platforms with Python and different scripting languages
• Crack an organization's web perimeter
• Chain exploits to achieve deeper entry to an organization's resources
• have interaction with net prone with Python

In Detail

Python is a strong new-age scripting platform so one can construct exploits, review providers, automate, and hyperlink suggestions conveniently. Python is a multi-paradigm programming language well matched to either object-oriented program improvement in addition to sensible layout styles. end result of the energy and adaptability provided by way of it, Python has develop into probably the most renowned languages used for penetration testing.

This ebook highlights how one can overview a firm methodically and realistically. particular trade-craft and strategies are coated that convey you precisely while and the place instruments can and will be used and while Python suits a necessity that proprietary and open resource recommendations do not.

Initial technique, and Python basics are validated after which outfitted on. particular examples are created with susceptible approach pictures, that are on hand to the group to check scripts, thoughts, and exploits. This e-book walks you thru real-world penetration checking out demanding situations and the way Python can help.

From begin to end, the ebook takes you thru the right way to create Python scripts that meet relative wishes that may be tailored to specific occasions. As chapters growth, the script examples clarify new thoughts to augment your foundational wisdom, culminating with you having the ability to construct multi-threaded defense instruments, hyperlink defense instruments jointly, automate experiences, create customized exploits, and extend Metasploit modules.

Style and approach

This e-book is a realistic advisor that can assist you develop into larger penetration testers and/or Python protection device builders. each one bankruptcy builds on techniques and trade-craft utilizing designated examples in try environments so you might simulate.

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Fm Page 24 Thursday, April 9, 2009 5:35 PM 24 CHAPTER 5 ■ USING XML-BASED LAYOUTS The Rest of the Story In the original Now demo, the button’s face would show the current time, which would reflect when the button was last pushed (or when the activity was first shown, if the button had not yet been pushed). Most of that logic still works, even in this revised demo (NowRedux). main)). xml in our project’s res/layout directory). The other difference is that we need to get our hands on our Button instance, for which we use the findViewById() call.

ActivityCreator), gives you the application. Figure 6-1. The LabelDemo sample application Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button? We’ve already seen the use of the Button widget in Chapters 4 and 5. As it turns out, Button is a subclass of TextView, so everything discussed in the preceding section in terms of formatting the face of the button still holds. Fleeting Images Android has two widgets to help you embed images in your activities: ImageView and ImageButton. As the names suggest, they are image-based analogues to TextView and Button, respectively.

These are called intent receivers and are described in Chapter 23. You may have one or more provider elements indicating content providers—components that supply data to your activities and, with your permission, other activities in other applications on the device. These wrap up databases or other data stores into a single API that any application can use. Later you’ll see how to create content providers and how to use content providers that you or others create. Finally, you may have one or more service elements describing services—long-running pieces of code that can operate independent of any activity.

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