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Python for persistence

In this course, you’ll explore the details of using Python for persistence.

    Syllabus

  • Hijacked execution flow Video — 00:14:41
    • This video demonstrates the use of Python scripts to change the system path to achieve persistence.

  • Registry autorun Video — 00:14:59
    • This video demonstrates the use of registry autorun keys to launch Python scripts.

  • MITRE ATT&CK: Persistence Video — 00:03:32
    • This video introduces MITRE’s Persistence Tactic and the two Techniques demonstrated in this course.

  • Introduction to Hijack Execution Flow Video — 00:04:29
    • This video introduces the Hijack Execution Flow Technique and methods for performing it.

  • Introduction to Boot or Logon Autostart Execution Video — 00:03:36
    • This video introduces the Boot or Logon Autostart Execution Technique and methods for performing it.

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Course description

This course demonstrates the use of Python to achieve persistence on a target system. Python applications include inserting autorun keys into the Windows registry and hijacking application flow.

Meet the author

Howard Poston is a cybersecurity researcher with a background in blockchain, cryptography and malware analysis. He has a master’s degree in Cyber Operations from the Air Force Institute of Technology and two years of experience in cybersecurity research and development at Sandia National Labs. He currently works as a freelance consultant providing training and content creation for cyber and blockchain security. He can be reached by email at howard.poston@gmail.com or via his website at https://www.howardposton.com.

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