Media praise for Violent Python

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"Violent Python, by TJ O'Connor, published by Elsevier / Syngress, is a fantastic concept coupled with some really terrible Python code. When I initially picked up this book I was incredibly excited, because who doesn't want to learn about hacking and computer security? " Full Review >
-- Wayne Werner,

"I enjoy reading books about how to do things, and what makes them tick. I think this book covers a lot of ground on how to hack websites. As they say, to catch a criminal, it helps to have a criminal mind. That would also apply to hackers. We're all curious, and whether we admit it or not, we really don't like locks because we want to know what is in the room which is being locked. In the book, "1984", there was a room that people really did not want to go into although no one would actually say what was in it. It was your worst nightmare, the thing you feared the most. As we all know, fear is a personal thing. So room 19 wouldn't hold for you what I was afraid of, but rather what you are afraid of. It's a little like that as far as hackers go. There are different types of hackers, white-hat, gray-hat, black-hat, etc. Not all of them are going to steal your information and either use it or, God forbid, sell it. But for the ones who do, it's better to cya (cover your ass) than to be like the proverbial ostrich and stick our head in the sand." Full Review >
-- Ninajean Slone,

"TJ O'Connor does a great job of conveying his enthusiasm for subject. The experience of reading this book, reminds me of visiting the office of an expert in his field who is excitedly sharing his knowledge. " Full Review >
-- Noah Spahn,

"A source of grey hat ideas" Full Review >
-- Marc 137,

"This is a great book for those wanting a bit more context surrounding security and forensic analysis or those curious about how attacks are constructed. Each chapter is capable of being read on its own so you can cherry-pick subjects that interest you. As can be expected, it's full of Python code which provides useful and fun examples." Full Review >
-- Grant van Staden,

"This book served as an introduction into the world of security for me since I have never studied in this area. I like to see discussions involving code and that was one of the reasons I started this book as it seemed very practical. " Full Review >
-- Dylan Scott,