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Black Hat Python by Justin Seitz

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Chapter 1. Setting Up Your Python Environment

This is the least fun—but nevertheless critical—part of the book, where we walk through setting up an environment in which to write and test Python. We are going to do a crash course in setting up a Kali Linux virtual machine (VM) and installing a nice IDE so that you have everything you need to develop code. By the end of this chapter, you should be ready to tackle the exercises and code examples in the remainder of the book.

Before you get started, go ahead and download and install VMWare Player.[1] I also recommend that you have some Windows VMs at the ready as well, including Windows XP and Windows 7, preferably 32-bit in both cases.

Installing Kali Linux

Kali is the successor to the BackTrack Linux ...

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