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Metasploit Bootcamp

By : Nipun Jaswal
Book Image

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

Exploiting browsers for fun and profit

Web browsers are used primarily for surfing the Web. However, an outdated web browser can lead to the compromise of the entire system. Clients may never use the preinstalled web browser and choose the one based on their preference. However, the default preinstalled web browser can still lead to various attacks on the system. Exploiting a browser by finding vulnerabilities in the browser components is known as browser-based exploitation.

For more information on Firefox vulnerabilities, refer to

For Internet Explorer vulnerabilities, refer to

The browser autopwn attack

Metasploit offers browser autopwn, an automated attack module that tests various browsers for weaknesses and exploits them. To understand the inner workings of this module, let us discuss the technology behind the attack.

The technology...