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Metasploit Bootcamp

By : Nipun Jaswal
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Metasploit Bootcamp

By: Nipun Jaswal

Overview of this book

The book starts with a hands-on Day 1 chapter, covering the basics of the Metasploit framework and preparing the readers for a self-completion exercise at the end of every chapter. The Day 2 chapter dives deep into the use of scanning and fingerprinting services with Metasploit while helping the readers to modify existing modules according to their needs. Following on from the previous chapter, Day 3 will focus on exploiting various types of service and client-side exploitation while Day 4 will focus on post-exploitation, and writing quick scripts that helps with gathering the required information from the exploited systems. The Day 5 chapter presents the reader with the techniques involved in scanning and exploiting various services, such as databases, mobile devices, and VOIP. The Day 6 chapter prepares the reader to speed up and integrate Metasploit with leading industry tools for penetration testing. Finally, Day 7 brings in sophisticated attack vectors and challenges based on the user’s preparation over the past six days and ends with a Metasploit challenge to solve.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Benefits of using Metasploit

Before we jump into an example penetration test, we must know why we prefer Metasploit to manual exploitation techniques. Is this because of a hacker-like Terminal that gives a pro look, or is there a different reason? Metasploit is an excellent choice when compared to traditional manual techniques because of certain factors, which are as follows:

  • Metasploit Framework is open source
  • Metasploit supports large testing networks by making use of CIDR identifiers
  • Metasploit offers quick generation of payloads which can be changed or switched on the fly
  • Metasploit leaves the target system stable in most cases
  • The GUI environment provides a fast and user-friendly way to conduct penetration testing