Individually addressable LEDs, also commonly called "NeoPixels" after the popular Adafruit product, are a bright and colorful way to get started with basic Python programming. With an inexpensive ESP8266 or ESP32 microcontroller, it's easy to get started programming your own holiday lighting animations on a string of NeoPixels with beginner-friendly MicroPython!
For anyone interested in using cheap, Wi-Fi-connected microcontrollers like the ESP8266, the Arduino programming language can be a barrier to entry. Based on C++, Arduino requires knowledge of more computer science than languages like Python. Fortunately for beginners, setting up MicroPython on an ESP8266 allows anyone to write Python on affordable microcontrollers in a matter of minutes.
Hello everyone. It's been a while since I've posted anything (with good reason). But, now that the digital dust has settled, it's time to be an adult about this. I will be continuing to post to Null Byte on a smaller scale, and will also fully participate in whatever communities Null Byte members branch into.
Welcome back everyone! It's been awhile hasn't it? Sorry for being so quiet, but my CCNA courses have really picked up recently. In the last article we covered how to import modules and how we can use them. In this article, we'll actually be covering a module that is essential to the hacking aspect of Python, sockets.
Welcome back everyone! It's been quite a while hasn't it? Today we're going to kick off the second part of the Python training series by introducing modules. We'll start off by explaining what a module is and we'll give an example. So, let's get started!
Welcome back everyone. This article isn't going to contain anything related to scripting, but rather some updates about the series. We'll be quickly discussing what we've covered so far and what is to come.
Welcome back! Sorry for the dry spell, but I've been rather busy setting up some side projects! If you remember back to a few training sessions ago, we covered basic file I/O. This is a very important step in making our scripts applicable in a real life scenario, and today we're going to further these concepts.
Welcome back! In our last training session we covered classes and how OOP can make programming/scripting easier. Today we'll be taking a breather and covering something fairly simple, bitwise operators.
Welcome back, everyone. In the previous part of this rapid-fire miniseries, we built the attacker portion of the shell. In this article, we'll just be testing it to see if everything works correctly.
Welcome back, everyone. In the previous part of this rapid-fire miniseries, we built the victim portion of the shell. Today, we'll be building the attacker portion. This script will initialize interaction with the victim portion of the shell, send commands, and receive the output.
Welcome back, everybody. In the previous article, we covered the ideas and concepts of well-known ports and trust exploitation in order to evade a firewall. Today, we'll be building the shell, the part that receives commands, executes them, and sends the output back to the attacker.
Hello, everyone. Stealth is a large part of any successful hack; if we don't get noticed, we're much less likely to be caught. In these next few articles, we'll be building a shell based on keeping us hidden from a firewall. There are many ways to stay hidden from a firewall, but we'll only be incorporating a couple into our shell. This article will outline and explain these evasion concepts and techniques.
Welcome back everyone! In the last training session we covered basic file input and output. We're going to leave this topic for a bit and start on something that will change the way we write scripts, classes.
Welcome back! In the last training session we covered how to write and execute scripts. But today we'll be getting back to the code!
Welcome back! Sorry I've been gone for so long, but if anyone has been keeping up with these articles, you'll know that when I get quiet, something is cooking under the surface. In other words, I've been working on a project lately, so I haven't had much time!
Welcome back! In our last training session, we covered some advanced list topics. We'll be going deeper into the advanced list rabbit hole today with lambda and lambda operators! (And I'm not talking about Gordan Freeman)
Welcome back! In the last training session, we covered logical and membership operators. We're going to switch gears and expand our knowledge of lists.
Welcome back! In the last round of python training, we talked about tuples and dictionaries. We'll be diverging again and talking about logical operators as well as membership operators. These are used very similiar to booleans, so if you haven't read that, I suggest you do so first.
Welcome back! In the last iteration of how to train your python, we talked about functions, and we even made our own! We're going to move on to more types of data arrays (much like lists) in today's discussion.
Welcome back! In the last iteration of how to train your python, we covered error detection and handling. Today we'll be diverging from this and discussing functions. More specifically, we'll be creating our own functions. First we'll need to understand exactly what a function is, then we'll get on to making our own! So, let's get started!
Welcome back! In the last iteration of how to train your python, we covered loops, today we'll be covering something that I wish I had learned about much earlier in my scripting career, errors. We all run into them, and they can be frustrating, but there is also a silver lining to them. Today, we'll be discussing why some errors are unavoidable, and what we can do when we run into them. Also, this article will be more of a concept and less of writing actual code, but the information is equall...
Welcome back! Sorry for being so quiet, I've been rather busy with this project lately! Anyways, in the last iteration of how to train your python, we covered lists. Today we'll be introducing iteration and the two loops python has to offer, for and while. Also, we'll be covering a couple general use functions. So, let's get started!
In the last iteration of how to train your python, we covered if/else and conditional statements. We're going to diverge a little today and cover lists. Lists are simply that, lists. It is a set of values located under one variable. Now that we know the definition of a list, let's learn about them! List Basics
In the last iteration of how to train your python, we covered the concept of control flow and covered the booleans associated with it. Today, we'll be putting those to use as we discuss how to use if, else, and how to make conditional statements. So, Let's get started!
Well, first things firsts, it's been awhile! I'm sorry the series has been dead for a little bit, but I recently hit some personal relationship issues and needed to take some time to think. But, now that it's all said and done, the dust can settle and we can start training again!
In the last iteration of how to train your python, we covered basic string manipulation and how we can use it to better evaluate user input. So, today we'll be covering how to take user input. User input is very important to scripting. How can we do what the user says if we can't tell what the user wants? There are multiple ways to take input, we can give the user a prompt and take input from them directly, or we could use flags/switches, and take their input before the script is even execute...
Last time in how to train you python, we covered the basics of variables and output. While we were covering variables, we talked briefly about strings. "String" is just a fancier way of saying "Word". A string is simply a set of characters encased in quotations, this lets python know that it is a word. Sometimes when we do things with strings we'll need to change them in order to do something. Python is case sensitive, for example "Null-Byte" is not the same as "null-byte". This is where mani...
In python, or any scripting language for that matter, there are certain things that you will carry with you throughout your entire scripting career. Some of the most basic things that you will keep with you are output, variables, and their value types. We'll start by going over output, then cover variables and their types. So, let's get started!
Recently I've been looking around our wonderful community and I've seen some absolutely hands-down fantastic python scripting articles. But, in the end, these series weren't very extensive. I've been wanting to do a series on teaching python for a while now, and I don't mean just the basics, I mean to make an extensive series that takes it all the way from "Hello, World!" to popular third party modules, and everything in between!