We're surrounded with a myriad of communication tools: email, Skype, Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat, to name a few. Slack is a newer communication tool, borrowing IRC concepts and transcending them with an intuitive interface that allows countless customizations and integrations—from other communication tools to bots, Kayak, Google, Hacker News, and more. Slack glues together all of your favorite applications, and if there isn't something already available to fit your needs, you can hack your own solution.
This practical book provides you with hacks to use Slack efficiently and adapt it to your company and your community. It discusses Slack integrations, covering both IFTTT and Zapier. Going deeper into Slack customization, the book also shows how you can build your own applications and Slack bots by giving you some examples using different tools and frameworks to hack your custom workflow.
||Foundations for Analytics with Python|
Many of Excel's 750 million users would like to do more with their data, such as repeating similar analyses over hundreds of files or combining the data in many files for analysis at one time. This practical guide shows ambitious non-programmers how to automate and scale data processing and analysis of different data formats with Python, using business-relevant examples with complete, easy-to-read code.
Beginning with the basics of Python, author Clinton Brownley shows you how to deal with Excel, CSV, and text files in Python, leading up to scheduling scripts to automatically gather and process information without human intervention. More practical than many other introductions to Python, this book gives you skills you can immediately apply in your job.
||Arduino for Secret Agents|
Q might have Bond's gadgets– but he doesn't have an Arduino (not yet at least). Find out how the tiny Arduino microcomputer can be used to build an impressive range of neat secret agent projects that can help you go undercover and get to grips with the cutting-edge of the world of espionage with this book, created for ardent Arduino fans and anyone new to the powerful device.
Each chapter shows you how to construct a different secret agent gadget, helping you to unlock the full potential of your Arduino and make sure you have a solution for every tricky spying situation.
You'll find out how to build everything from an alarm system to a fingerprint sensor, each project demonstrating a new feature of Arduino, so you can build your expertise as you complete each project. Learn how to open a lock with a text message, monitor top secret data remotely, and even create your own Arduino Spy Robot, Spy Microphone System, and Cloud Spy Camera This book isn't simply an instruction manual – it helps you put your knowledge into action so you can build every single project to completion.
||Hack and HHVM|
How can you take advantage of the HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM) and the Hack programming language, two new technologies that Facebook developed to run their web servers? With this practical guide, Owen Yamauchi—a member of Facebook's core Hack and HHVM teams—shows you how to get started with these battle-tested open-source tools.
You'll explore static typechecking and several other features that separate Hack from its PHP origins, and learn how to set up, configure, deploy, and monitor HHVM. Ideal for developers with basic PHP knowledge or experience with other languages, this book also demonstrates how these tools can be used with existing PHP codebases and new projects alike.
||The Antivirus Hacker's Handbook|
The Antivirus Hacker's Handbook guides you through the process of reverse engineering antivirus software. You explore how to detect and exploit vulnerabilities that can be leveraged to improve future software design, protect your network, and anticipate attacks that may sneak through your antivirus' line of defense. You'll begin building your knowledge by diving into the reverse engineering process, which details how to start from a finished antivirus software program and work your way back through its development using the functions and other key elements of the software. Next, you leverage your new knowledge about software development to evade, attack, and exploit antivirus software - all of which can help you strengthen your network and protect your data.
While not all viruses are damaging, understanding how to better protect your computer against them can help you maintain the integrity of your network.
||Hack and HHVM|
A couple of years ago, Facebook switched its production servers from a PHP-to-C++ compiler to their own HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM) and then launched a new version of PHP to run on HHVM called Hack. This comprehensive guide—written by a member of the core HHVM and Hack teams at Facebook—shows you how to get up and running with both HHVM and Hack.
What makes them useful? The HHVM engine is faster and more performant than the Zend engine, which can save Facebook and other large-scale sites millions of dollars in servers and maintenance. And while the Hack language looks and acts like PHP, it also contains new features such as static typing, generics, native collections, which PHP developers have long needed.
Pick up this book and explore two important programming innovations that help Facebook run a tighter ship.
||Penetration Testing with Raspberry Pi|
The Raspberry Pi is a low-cost credit-card sized computing system that can be customized for just about anything including penetration testing. Raspberry Pi is the best known platform not because it is cheap but because it is very powerful. Kali is a pentesting/security auditing Linux distribution. Kali Linux has many penetration-testing programs, including nmap (a port scanner), Wireshark (a packet analyzer), John the Ripper (a password cracker), Aircrack-ng (a software suite for the penetration-testing of wireless LANs), and Burp suite and OWASP ZAP (both web application security scanners).
This book covers how to turn a Raspberry Pi into a hacking arsenal to leverage the most popular open source toolkit, Kali Linux. You will learn how to use various tools to breach networks and steal data.
||Black Hat Python|
When it comes to creating powerful and effective hacking tools, Python is the language of choice for most security analysts. But just how does the magic happen?
In Black Hat Python, the latest from Justin Seitz (author of the best-selling Gray Hat Python), you'll explore the darker side of Python's capabilities - writing network sniffers, manipulating packets, infecting virtual machines, creating stealthy trojans, and more.
Insider techniques and creative challenges throughout show you how to extend the hacks and how to write your own exploits.
When it comes to offensive security, your ability to create powerful tools on the fly is indispensable. Learn how in Black Hat Python.
Penetration testers simulate cyber attacks to find security weaknesses in networks, operating systems, and applications. Information security experts worldwide use penetration techniques to evaluate enterprise defenses.
In Penetration Testing, security expert, researcher, and trainer Georgia Weidman introduces you to the core skills and techniques that every pentester needs. Using a virtual machine–based lab that includes Kali Linux and vulnerable operating systems, you'll run through a series of practical lessons with tools like Wireshark, Nmap, and Burp Suite. As you follow along with the labs and launch attacks, you'll experience the key stages of an actual assessment-including information gathering, finding exploitable vulnerabilities, gaining access to systems, post exploitation, and more.
||The Browser Hacker's Handbook|
The Browser Hacker's Handbook gives a practical understanding of hacking the everyday web browser and using it as a beachhead to launch further attacks deep into corporate networks. Written by a team of highly experienced computer security experts, the handbook provides hands-on tutorials exploring a range of current attack methods.
The web browser has become the most popular and widely used computer "program" in the world. As the gateway to the Internet, it is part of the storefront to any business that operates online, but it is also one of the most vulnerable entry points of any system. With attacks on the rise, companies are increasingly employing browser-hardening techniques to protect the unique vulnerabilities inherent in all currently used browsers.
||Android Hacker's Handbook|
As the Android operating system continues to increase its share of the smartphone market, smartphone hacking remains a growing threat. Written by experts who rank among the world's foremost Android security researchers, this book presents vulnerability discovery, analysis, and exploitation tools for the good guys. Following a detailed explanation of how the Android OS works and its overall security architecture, the authors examine how vulnerabilities can be discovered and exploits developed for various system components, preparing you to defend against them.
If you are a mobile device administrator, security researcher, Android app developer, or consultant responsible for evaluating Android security, you will find this guide is essential to your toolbox.