Ethical hacking with Python does not refer to malicious activities of finding bugs in systems or websites and performing illegal acts. Ethical hacking activities are the opposite: they aim to prevent digital attacks.
For instance, while a selfish hacker will take advantage of every opportunity to steal confidential information and demand ransoms for it, ethical hackers are actually trying to prevent these incidents from happening. In this course on Python for hacking, I aim to explain the way you can start your ethical hacker career and save organizations and companies from hackers.
What is ethical hacking?
The definition of ethical hackers might seem similar to the description of the malicious hackers: people who break through security walls set up to protect digital information, assets, or other crucial resources.
In my course, ethical hacking with Python means the opposite: looking for security issues, fixing them, or reporting them to appropriate authorities. For instance, some companies even pay bounties to ethical hackers that find and report bugs in their systems. After all, this might prevent severe losses or other inconvenient outcomes.
Ethical hacking with Python? Why?
You might be asking: why use Python for cyber security? Well, there are several reasons. Experts mention Python among those languages that have low learning curves, meaning that they are relatively easier to learn for beginners.
This easier-to-learn approach comes from the fact that Python is highly readable. If you have ever seen Python code, you should know that its syntax resembles the standard English language. Furthermore, there are many resources and modules of Python that you can take advantage of when you do not have time or resources to write code manually. As a result, this Python hacking tutorial is relevant for people who want to expand their abilities and add a new skill to their resume.
What will you find in this course?
This course on hacking with Python is a solid choice for beginners as I go over the basic procedures in my first lessons. For instance, I explain the installation processes of VirtualBox and Kali Linux. People with some experience in ethical hacking with Python might skip the introductory part and go straight for the fun stuff of method for testing security shields.
Very commonly, courses that explain the notions of using Python for hacking include information on conducting various attacks to test the stability of the software. In my course, I aim to create unique tools for hacking and implementing attacks.
When using Python for cyber security, you can perform port and vulnerability scanning, initiate SSH or FTP attacks, try password cracking strategies, and use sniffers, flooders, or spoofers. Remember that all these attacks are targeted towards improving security, not the other way around.
Therefore, this Python hacking tutorial includes most of the common methods for testing the vulnerability of websites or software. If you feel like this type of experimentation and bug-detecting is your calling, I highly recommend you to sign up for this course and start learning. As I have mentioned, I try to make this course beginner-friendly, meaning that I will try to explain some concepts in more detail. However, you should have some basic knowledge about Python to be able to expedite your progress.
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What you'll learn
- Port and vulnerability scanning
- SSH & FTP attacks
- Password cracking
- Sniffers, flooders, and spoofers
- Coding DNS spoofer
- Network analysis
- Multi functioning reverse shell
- Coding keylogger
- Command and control center
- Website penetration testing with Python
This course was designed for total beginners and there is no particular knowledge requirement.