Python is a top level programming language and there’s multiple purposes of this language such as for web development, OS architecture, desktop applications, images processing , videos processing , artificial intelligence and a lot of other purposes by using Python’s library files and right it’s tools. It also gives the solution of problems complex scientific and numeric applications as well.

In this article we have made a list of top 14 best Python books to master for ethical hacking that are placed at high level and earned a great reputation in the world. Let’s explore the list of best Python books to master.

Top 14 Best Python Books to Master for Ethical Hacking

There’s hundreds of different books on Python but we are listing the top 14 Python books for ethical hacking in this list.

Python gives a lot of benefits in the market like easy learning , user friendly data structures , third party modules , high productivity and speed. By using all these key features user fells easy and happy for giving the exact results means don’t have any type of error in output.

Now in this article we are going to talk about top 10 best python books which have great names in the programming market and these books helps the students, teachers, professionals and researchers in the python high level programming language.

1. Beginning Ethical Hacking with Python

This book is intended for complete programming beginners or general people who know nothing about any programming language but want to learn ethical hacking.

Let us clear it first: Ethical Hacking is not associated with any kind of illegal electronic activities. They always stay within laws. This book is intended for those people – young and old – who are creative and curious and who want to develop a creative hobby or take up internet security profession acting as ethical hacker.

Keeping that in mind we’ll also learn Python 3 programming language to enhance our skill as ethical hackers.

This book is not intended for any kind of malicious user. If anyone tries to use this book or any type of code examples from this book for illegal purposes this book will take no moral responsibility for that malicious behaviors.

If you think that you can use this book for any malicious purpose then you are advised to read the first chapter “Legal Side of Ethical Hacking”. Harming other systems has poor risk/reward for anyone considering it.

You can check Beginning Ethical Hacking With Python PDF Download.

2. Black Hat Python

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.

You can download Black Hat Python and learn more about this book.

3. Python Web Penetration Testing CookBook

This book is for penetration testers looking for quick access to powerful, modern tools and customizable scripts to kick-start the creation of their own Python web penetration testing toolbox.

Gathering Open Source Intelligence, covers a set of recipes for collecting information from freely available sources. Enumeration, guides you through creating scripts to retrieve the target information from websites and validating potential credentials.

Vulnerability Identification, covers recipes based on identifying potential vulnerabilities on websites, such as Cross-site scripting, SQL Injection, and outdated plugins.

SQL Injection, covers how to create scripts that target everyone’s favorite web application vulnerability. Web Header Manipulation, covers scripts that focus specifically on the collection, control, and alteration of headers on web applications.

Image Analysis and Manipulation, covers recipes designed to identify, reverse, and replicate steganography in images. Encryption and Encoding, covers scripts that dip their toes into the massive lake that is encryption.

Payloads and Shells, covers a small set of proof of concept C2 channels, basic post-exploitation scripts, and on server enumeration tools. Reporting, covers scripts that focus to make the reporting of vulnerabilities easier and a less painful process.

You can download Python Web Penetration Testing Cookbook PDF and learn more about this book.

4. Cracking Codes with Python Book

It teaches basic programming concepts using the Python programming language, which is one of the best languages for beginners. It has a gentle learning curve that novices of all ages can master, yet it’s also a powerful language used by professional software developers.

Python runs on Windows, macOS, Linux, and even the Raspberry Pi, and it’s free to download and use.

A hacker can be a person who studies a system (such as the rules of a cipher or a piece of software) to understand it so well that they’re not limited by that system’s original rules and can modify it in creative ways.

A hacker can also be a criminal who breaks into computer systems, violates people’s privacy, and causes damage.

This book uses the term in the first sense. Hackers are cool. Criminals are just people who think they’re being clever by breaking stuff.

You can download Cracking Codes with Python Book and learn more about this book.

5. Python Programming 3rd Edition

Book is published by O’Reilly media and released on February 2009. Python programming is a series of Python books and this is the third part of the series which have over 1600 pages.

Python programming 3rd edition is a refreshed book and provides a right way to do code. This new edition is a very accurate almost free from the previous mistakes. It clears the all syntax of python coding and explains the python languages.

This book is a source of best guidance for security researchers, pentesters, ethical hackers and other students.

Python programming gives the different concepts of coding such as (OOP) object oriented programming. Actually OOP is not another thing or subject. OOP is a technique of python programming in which you see different techniques that “how to code?”.

6. Head First Python

‘Head First Python’ (second addition) is authorized by “Paul Barry” and it was published in early 2017. It is a brain friendly guide that helps us to learning and understanding by an easy way of programming.

This is easy fix and arranged in a best for you if you are interested  in learning concepts of python programming without using a lot of books of programming and tutorials. This book helps you to understand the fundamentals of python without serving a lot of time.


7. Learn Python The Hard Way 

‘Learn python the hard way’ is written by “Zed Shaw” and this book gives the simple amazing and enjoyable world of programming and computers.

This books contains fifty two correctly exercise. You need to read the code for program run and it shows you your errors that helps you to understand it in a best way.

This book helps you to understand that how a software work? means that who programming is done at backend.

This book related to different topics of coding like base mathematics, variable, strings, files, loops, structures, classes etc.

You can download Learn Python the Hard Way PDF from here.

8. Python Programming: An Introduction to Computer Science

The writer of “an introduction to computer science” is “JOHN ZELLE” and this is the 3rd addition of python programming that was published in two 2004.

And the 2nd addition of this book became at market 2010. This book is not related to high level programming but it a simple introduction or based on fundamentals of programming that tells us “how to make a program?”


9. Learning with Python: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist

“Learning with Python” is written by “ALLLEN DOWNEY”, “JEFF ELKNER” and “CHRIS MAYERS”, gives The introduction of python programming.

This book is arranged into twenty parts. The first part related to bases of coding “how makes a program?”. After that it takes the way toward basic concepts of programming such as functions, fruitful functions, iteration, variables and conditionals.

Last topics of the book related to core concepts, inheretence, objects, lists, trees, stacks etc. there is no need of any licence to download it and it and available in different languages like Spanish , Italian and German for download.


10. A byte of Python

“A byte of python” is authorized by C.H. Swaroop and this is free from python programming that are newly interested to understand python programming language.

It has 3 versions majorly but it also helps you to understand the older versions of python language. Almost twenty six languages has its translation like French, Turkish, Swedish, Chinese, German, Spanish, Russian,   Korien etc.

All the translation are considered the demand of readers and you are able to solve the problems after reading the book and using your skill that you got from it.


11. Introduction to Machine Learning with Python

“Introduction to machine learning with python” is a guide data for scientists and written by “Sarah Guido” and “Andreas C.Muller”. This python programming is used to create applications.

Students of computer science use introduction to machine learning to complete their project. The writers of the book teaches you the method of using python programming language to build your machine language solutions.

This book helps you to get knowledge about model evaluation and the concepts of pipelines.


12. Fluent Python

Fluent python is an effective, clear and concise programming and this book is written by ‘Luciano Ramalho’. It is a book like a guide that  you how to write useful python code by using it amazing features.

The writer takes the features from different libraries in this book for you that helps you to make code readable, faster and shorter.


13. Python Cookbook: Recipes for Mastering Python 3

Python cookbook is written by David Beazley and Brian k. Jones and this book became helpful for you to become a full master in programming skills in python 3 and older python 2 code.

This book is for the pro and experienced learners as it doesn’t cover basic things like strings, data structures, functions, iterators, classes, modules, testing, packages, debugging, concurrency and exceptions.


14. Programming Python

‘Programming Python’ is a powerful object oriented programming and authorized by Mark Lutz. He proved himself as an ideal for programming and have all fundamentals concepts of python programming.

He knows that how he should use his skills to done his work. This book contains tutorials and python applications domain like the web, graphical user interface system and system administration.

These are the top 14 best Python hacking books for now. There might be more advanced and good books in the near future but for not these are covering the top 14 places.