Python Programming for Hackers (Part 1) - Getting Started
Well, first, why Python?
- Python is my favorite programming language. Believe me, it's cool
- With it's decreased complexity, increased efficiency and limitless third-party libraries, Python provides an excellent development platform to build our own tools, or, in ethical hackers terms, it's called offensive tools.
- Python allows rapid development and testing - which are essential for ethical hackers, pentesters and security professionals.
- Python is a Hackers' Language (I read it in TJ O' Connor's book) and I believe that. Definitely, Python is a Hackers' Language.
- Basically, I recommend this training series to beginners
- Actually, this training series is for anyone who wants to learn Python and then aims to apply in the field of cybersecurity, pentesting or ethical hacking.
- Yes, we'll start with 'Hello World'. Then, we'll see some basics of Python programming. Such as,
- Variables and it's types, Operators, Strings, Conditions and Loops.
- Then we will go deeper and start playing with scripts of ethical hackers. Such as:
- Penetration Testing with Python,
- Web Analysis with Python,
- Network Traffic Analysis with Python
- Forensics Analysis
- Wireless Vulnerabilities
What are the Python Programming Requirements?
- IDE for Python. You can get it here: www.python.org/downloads
- We'll be using it in Windows and Kali Linux
- With Kali Linux, we can use Pycrust or we can go to terminal and type Python, then we can use it that way
- Except these 2 OS, if you have any other OS, you may manage them on your own.
- We need third-party library files and set up tools. I'll not mention those tools now, because we'll be seeing those later in this tutorial series and we'll use them when we need them.