Articles and tools about Python, Cyber Security and more.
If you want to test or use ExeFilter on Windows but you cannot or you do not want to install a Python interpreter, Portable ExeFilter is a simple solution. You just need to unzip it in any folder on a hard drive or a USB stick and it should run anywhere.
ExeFilter is an open-source tool and python framework to filter file formats in e-mails, web pages or files. It detects many common file formats and can remove active content (scripts, macros, etc) according to a configurable policy.
tempfilemgr is a Python 2.x module to easily create temporary files and directories, and to make sure that all of them are deleted after use. It adds several useful features to the standard tempfile module.
This is a presentation given at the EUSecWest 2010 conference in Amsterdam on the 16 June about recent PDF vulnerabilities and malware, showing how a tool such as ExeFilter may be used to provide additional protection as a complement to antivirus engines.
PDF files may be used to trigger malicious content, as described here. PDFiD is a Python tool to analyze and sanitize PDF files, written by Didier Stevens. Here is PDFiD_PL, a version that I have slightly modified so that it can be imported as a module in Python applications (originally for ExeFilter).
Paper and presentation about visualization and dynamic risk assessment for cyber defence, presented at the SSTIC symposium on June 9 2010.
pyxmldsig is a Python module to create and verify XML Digital Signatures (XML-DSig). This is a simple interface to the PyXMLSec library, aiming to provide a more pythonic API suitable for Python applications.
With Python 2.6+, that's quite simple: