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Analyzing PE File

offensive-python-files-metadata | Level: Easy  | Total Lab Runs: 0 | Premium Lab

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Portable Executable (PE) are one of most important parts of an operating system. But, it order to  protect and learn about the bad binaries, we need to understand the PE structure. In this exercise, you will be learning about the internal parts/sections of the PE file and completing the given tasks. All required libraries are available on the lab system. 

You will be programming using a Jupyter Notebook. We would recommend going through the basics online, if you have never used them. 

Once you start the lab, the lab questions can be viewed using the file PE_Analysis.ipynb

The Python library you can use to solve this challenge is pefile which is already installed on the machine.

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