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OSINT: PDF Metadata

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

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In OSINT and Post-exploitation phases, it is quite common to run automated parsers and search utilities to mine interesting information. Imagine that you have access to a file server with hundreds of documents and you are searching for a single author!!! 

In this exercise, you will mine a set of PDF documents and print different metadata information available in the documents. 

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 challenge_3.ipynb

The Python library you can use to solve this challenge is PyPDF2It is already installed in the lab system. 

One possible solution is available in the file:  challenge_3_solution.ipynb

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