“Black Hat Python is a fun read written by experts with years of experience who are willing to share the secrets they have learned along the way. While It might not immediately turn you into a super stunt hacker like me, it will certainly get you started down the correct path.”
(from the foreword)
—Charlie Miller, Security Researcher
"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
"An essential resource for anyone involved in offensive security or looking to improve their Python programming skills. Its comprehensive coverage, practical examples, and step-by-step instructions make it an invaluable tool for anyone looking to become a skilled hacker or penetration tester."
Reviews of the first edition of Black Hat Python:
Selected by Cyber Defense Magazine as 1 of 100 Best CyberSecurity Books
"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
"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