Book Review: Grey Hat Python

This is my first “short” book review, but it is more of a book recommendation really. I am a member of the safaribooksonline.com site that provides the ‘Safari Library’ subscriber full access to all their books. It is a researcher’s paradise. All these books freely available to scroll through and legally.

As I was sifting through some books I came across ‘Grey Hat Python’ (details bellow). I am a fan of the Python Programming/ Scripting Language. It is so powerful and easy the majority of Bachelor and Master students can pickup and develop prototypes and proof of concepts with. The hacking community has also picked up on the fact (yes, Google Code and many others out there) and many projects/add-on modules have been developed in order to expand Python’s capabilities.

From skimming through this book I see that it has some really nice examples of doing: debugging, hooking, dll and code injection, fuzzying (software testing) and fuzzying techniques and demonstrates how to work IDAPython and PyEmu.

Overall a good hands-on book and we await for more like it to cover more topics, as the book has only scrapped the surface.

Book Details:
Grey Hat Python
Publisher: No Starch Press
Pub Date: April 20, 2009
Print ISBN-13: 978-1-593-27192-3
Pages: 216
http://my.safaribooksonline.com/9781593271923

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4 Responses to Book Review: Grey Hat Python

  1. Avik says:

    Python is a fast programming language because of the ability to write quickly and its low level support and library makes it very convenient for hackers.Gray Hat Python explains the concepts behind hacking tools and techniques like debuggers, trojans, fuzzers, and emulators.Nowadays greatest hackers of the world are doing their business through python.

  2. Amrita says:

    Hi !

    Yes, i completely agree with Avik’s short description of “python”.
    In your post you have have mentioned that you are a member of safaribooksonline.com . I would like to know is this membership for free?

    With Regards
    Amrita

  3. Ezekiel says:

    Good work Konsta,keep it up!

    Is it a good book a a python beginer?

    How much does it cost to be a member of safaribooksonline.com ?

    Cheers!

    Ezekiel.

  4. Kosta Xynos says:

    Thanks, the book is good for a beginner moving to an intermediate level with some knowledge in the field that you are analyzing, testing etc. As for the pricing check out the post
    http://isrg.weblog.glam.ac.uk/2009/8/31/safaribooksonline-com-by-o-reilly-and-others

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