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By Steven F. Lott

Research, encrypt, and discover intelligence info utilizing Python, the basic software for all aspiring mystery agents

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Build a toolbox of Python contraptions for password restoration, forex conversion, and civic info hacking
Use stenography to conceal mystery messages in images
Get to grips with geocoding to discover villains’ mystery lairs

Who This booklet Is For
If you're a Python newbie who's trying to research the language via attention-grabbing tasks, this publication is for you. A simple wisdom of programming and facts is helpful to get the main out of the book.

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