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June 7, 2012

Genomics News
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» GPU Visiting Professor Dhavendra Kumar’s new book

Kumar D (2012) Genomics and Health in the Developing World, Oxford Monographs in Medical Genetics, Oxford University Press. Dhavendra Kumar is a GPU Visiting Professor, a Consultant in Clinical Genetics at the University Hospital of Wales, Institute of Medical Genetics, … Continue reading

August 18, 2009

Inside Security News
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» 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