Automate Tasks Using Python
In this lab, you’ll practice using the Python scripting language and look at the different ways processes can be automated through this powerful scripting language. When you’re finished, you’ll have the necessary skills and knowledge to implement automation into daily activities relevant to pen testing and offensive security.
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Getting Started in the Lab Environment
Here are the initial instructions and explanation of the lab environment. Read this while your environment is busy creating itself from nothing. Yes, this violates physics; we know. How fun!
Automated Brute Force Password Guessing
In this challenge you will use Python to test the strength of passwords used to secure an organizations sensitive files as part of an ongoing penetration test. You will learn to automate the technique to access compressed archive files and test passwords using a dictionary of passwords with Python and its powerful libraries.
Automated Port Scanner with Custom Actions
In this challenge you will use Python to conduct port scanning activities, looking for open ports on a system that may be vulnerable. You will learn to automate the technique of port scanning to quickly identify specific ports. Based on the scan results, then perform custom actions to automatically gain access to or perform additional recon against systems.
Packet Analyzer Automation
In this challenge you will use Python to run an application while recording the network activity. You will learn how to start an application, and then monitor that application and analyze the output of the monitoring.
The Last Challenge
Welcome to the final challenge! This is your last chance to experiment in the environment. Clicking Finish Lab will end this little world that flittered into existence just for you.
Provided environment for hands-on practice
We will provide the credentials and environment necessary for you to practice right within your browser.
Follow along with the author’s guided walkthrough and build something new in your provided environment!
Did you know?
On average, you retain 75% more of your learning if you get time for practice.
- Basic command line knowledge
- Basic internet knowledge like knowing html
- Understanding networking concepts, what a packet is and IP address are used for