"Got a little bored today and decided to write a reverse HTTP shell in Python thats platform independent and supports AES encryption when passing information back and forth. So this works on Linux, OSX, and Windows. The shell also supports proxy settings as well. This Python shell will initiate a reverse connection out of the network and connect to the attacker machine via pure HTTP communications. It’s pretty straight forward on how it works. I’ve byte compiled the code so you do not need to have Python installed on the victim, it will simply run as a normal executable."
For one of the hobby projects I’m currently hacking on, I recently had to do a lot of binary data processing in memory. Large chunks of data are being read from a file, then examined and modified in memory and finally used to write some reports. This made me think about the most efficient way to read data from a file into a modifiable memory chunk in Python.
Urwid is a ncurses library for Python, you may check older posts if you’re not familiar about it. So far, we’ve seen some useful functionalities and tricks, to run urwid, therefor, it’s time to see something (almost) useless but geek, and in the spirit of ncurses programs, as urwid allow to take « screenshots » of the application, with a HTML output.
When developers shift from PHP, Ruby or any other platform to Python, the very first road block they face(most often) is the lack of overall understanding the Python ecosystem. Developers often yearn for a tutorial/resource that explains how to accomplish most tasks in a more or less standard way.
What follows, is an extract from the internal wiki at my workplace, that documents the basics of Python ecosystem for web application development for our interns, trainees and experienced developers who shift to Python from other platforms.
Last year, when we started to write servers apps in Python at Mozilla Services, we’ve built a light micro-framework on the top of WebOb and Routes. That made a lot of sense back then because all our applications were pure JSON web services –except the reCaptcha view we display when you register in Sync–
The framework just needed to route a request to a function and let us do our work in pure Python from there.
This simple book is meant to get you started in programming. The title says it's the hard way to learn to write code; but it's actually not. It's only the "hard" way because it's the way people used to teach things. With the help of this book, you will do the incredibly simple things that all programmers need to do to learn a language:
Go through each exercise. Type in each sample exactly. Make it run.
That's it. This will be very difficult at first, but stick with it. If you go through this book, and do each exercise for one or two hours a night, you will have a good foundation for moving onto another book. You might not really learn "programming" from this book, but you will learn the foundation skills you need to start learning the language.
This book's job is to teach you the three most essential skills that a beginning programmer needs to know: Reading and Writing, Attention to Detail, Spotting Differences.
Somebody just sent an email on a user’s mailing list for an open-source scientific package entitled “Feature foo: why is package bar not up to the task?” (names hidden to avoid pointing directly to the responsible of my wrath).
Pyramid's documentation doesn't cover the preferred way to test with SQLAlchemy, because Pyramid tries to stay out of your way and allow you to make your own decisions. However, I feel i'ts necessary to document what I think is the best way to test.
Pygcurse (pronounced "pig curse") is a curses library emulator that runs on top of the Pygame framework. It provides an easy way to create text adventures, roguelikes, and console-style applications. The mascot of Pygcurse is a blue pig with a skull tattoo on its butt.
"We already have a curses module for Python."
Yes. But unfortunately, the curses module that comes with the Python standard library does not work on Windows. The excellent Console module from effbot provides curses-like features, but it only runs on Windows and not Mac/Linux. By using Pygame, Pygcurse is able to run on all platforms. Also, since this curses-like module is built on top of Pygame, your programs are not strictly limited strictly to text characters. You can use all the normal Pygame drawing and graphics functions, as well as any libraries made for Pygame.
In this article, we will be creating a program to store our personal books or perhaps just the books you’ve read. It will demonstrate how to combine wxPython and SqlAlchemy, a SQL Object Relational Mapper (ORM).
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