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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

Attacking Android with Metasploit

The Android platform can be attacked either by creating a simple APK file or by injecting the payload into an actual APK. We will cover the first one. Let us get started by generating an APK file with msfvenom as follows:

On generating the APK file, all we need to do is to either convince the victim (perform social engineering) to install the APK or physically gain access to the phone. Let us see what happens on the phone as soon as a victim downloads the malicious APK:

Once the download is complete, the user installs the file as follows:

Most people never notice what permissions an app asks for. Hence, an attacker gains full access to the phone and steals personal data. The preceding section lists the required permissions an application needs to operate correctly. Once the installation happens successfully, the attacker gains meterpreter access to the target phone as follows:

Whooaaa! We got the meterpreter access easily. Post-exploitation is widely covered...