The Gray Hat Hacker Guide to Python
Once you've graduated from our Introduction to Python Scripting course and venture down the path of an Elite Operator, you'll find your way to our latest programming course, Hacking With Python. The Python scripting language has been on an incredible rise as we merge scripting and object oriented programming together in today's rapid development environment. To survive as an Information Assurance analyst today, you must have a good scripting background.
This course teaches you how to use Python to build powerful scripts to push the limits of system security. Designed to be used for Gray Hat Hacking, the course will detail code that can be used to ethically hack into applications and networks to test security. This course is also designed with the Reverse Engineer in mind since automated Malware Analysis is almost essential in this chaotic network warfare world we live in. Python is quickly becoming the adopted language of choice to automate analysis tasks with IDA and OllyDbg. The world's best hackers are using Python to do their handiwork – shouldn't you?
Day 5 – Student Practical Demonstration:
Students will have to apply what they learned all week in a multi-level challenge. In order to progress to the next level of the challenge they have to complete certain tasks. First they'll have to brute force a password from an application and gain entry. Once they gain the password they'll use that password to progress into the next challenge. This continues four times before they can receive the final hacker prize. This is not a trivial challenge and requires the students to fully understand what python code to write, as well as how to implement the code quickly.