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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth every penny!, 4 July 2013
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This review is from: Violent Python: A Cookbook for Hackers, Forensic Analysts, Penetration Testers and Security Engineers (Paperback)
I decided to buy this book and use it's python examples to learn the language in a fun/useful way. having read quite a lot of books on the subject I must say that the author has done a great work with this book. Every chapter is based on some historical event (in digital security) which you'll then recreate in an easy step by step guide. In this way every script you make has a context. You have a reason for writing the script. You'll both write defensive tools, which can prevent or trace an attack, but you'll also laucnh some attacks yourself. There's even a chapter on forensics where you'll learn how to get hold of all the data stored by Skype, Firefox and Itunes(Iphone).

Reading this book will give you a better understanding on IT security and the Python language, but more advanced readers/nerds may not find the book as useful as a newbie . Highly recommended as an introduction to Python and IT security .
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Initial post: 28 Feb 2014 12:47:57 GMT
King Baldy says:
Good review!

Can you tell me with version of Python is used in the book? (2 x or 3 x).
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