Attacking Web Applications

In this course, you'll explore the ins and outs of attacking web applications with Python.

6 videos  //  117 minutes of training

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Course description

Prepare to go on the offensive with this course on attacking web applications with Python. Take a look at building web scrapers, using Nikto and DirBuster, building a Python-based email sender, utilizing Hashcat and more.

Course syllabus

How to build a web scraper in Python vs using existing onesDuration: 34:13

Here we will explore how to build a web scraper in Python versus using existing ones. No need to spend massive amounts of time scouring the web when Python can do it for you.

Enumerating websites with Nikto and DirBusterDuration: 6:03

Using basic tools such as Nikto and DirBuster can reveal so much about a web application that we go in-depth on the use of them.

Using SQL map and Burp Suite to exploit web forms and requestsDuration: 25:27

An exploration of SQLMap and Burp Suite in exploits.

Use Python to create an email senderDuration: 9:50

Using a Python-based email sender, send emails with nothing more than some Python code.

Phishing with SET, the Social Engineering ToolkitDuration: 25:05

Building on our Python email sender from the previous lesson, we see how the power of the Social Engineering Toolkit can be harnessed to leverage an attack.

How to crack passwords with HashcatDuration: 16:30

Explore Hashcat, a versatile, powerful and flexible tool for password cracking.

Meet the author

Chris Bingham

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Chris Bingham is an autodidact, life-long learner, ethical hacker and founder of two cybersecurity organizations: InfoSec GSO and BSides Triad. Along with his colleagues, he leads hands-on offensive security style workshops and training.

His experience and skills range from Linux, Windows and Mac operating systems to buffer overflow development, Burp Suite, and hacking Windows Domain Controller and Active Directory. Chris hopes you enjoy taking his courses as much as he enjoyed making them.

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