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Conducting Network Penetration and Espionage in a Global Environment by Bruce Middleton

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Chapter 6

MATLAB, SimuLink, and R

Three tools that work great together during a penetration test engagement are MATLAB, SimuLink, and R. You can download and experiment with MATLAB and SimuLink for 30 days free at MathWorks.com. R is both open source and free. You can obtain it for various Unix, Windows, and MacOS platforms from http://www.r-project.org/.

How can these three tools be of immense use to us during a penetration test? Let’s take a high-level overview of what each tool is good for, and then how to use them as a team in conjunction with the C programming language (MATLAB was designed to work with C, and they fit together like a hand in a glove). Keep in mind that it takes a while to get a good handle on these tools, but once you do, ...

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