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Black Hat Python
New Book Reveals Some of the Black Magic Behind Black Hat Hacking

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San Francisco, CA (December 2, 2014) — Hackers are always pushing the envelope, investigating the unknown, and looking for ways to improve their art, and one eagerly anticipated new book from geek book publisher No Starch Press promises to show curious readers just how they do it.

A follow-up to the best-selling Gray Hat Python, Justin Seitz's Black Hat Python (Dec 2014, 192 pp, $34.95) explores the darker side of Python programming. In Black Hat Python, Seitz shows readers how to write network sniffers to intercept traffic, create stealthy trojans to monitor (and disrupt) targets, manipulate packets to perform sophisticated attacks, infect virtual machines with malware, and more.

Readers 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

"Seitz shows you how easy it can be to create your own serious security tools," said Bill Pollock, founder of No Starch Press. "This book is sure to be like catnip for anyone interested in offensive security."

Black Hat Python will be available in fine bookstores everywhere in December.


About the Author

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. You can follow him on Twitter, @jms_dot_py

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Black Hat Python Black Hat Python: Python Programming for Hackers and Pentesters
Publisher: No Starch Press
By Justin Seitz
Print ISBN: 9781593275907, $34.95
December 2014, 1C, 192 pp.
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