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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

The fundamentals of SCADA

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) is required for controlling activities in dams, power grid stations, oil refineries, large server control services, and so on.

SCADA systems are built for highly specific tasks, such as controlling the level of dispatched water, managing the gas lines, controlling the electricity power grid to monitor power in a particular city, and various other operations.

Analyzing security in SCADA systems

In this section, we will discuss how we can breach the security of SCADA systems. We have plenty of frameworks that can test SCADA systems, but discussing them will push us beyond the scope of this book. Therefore, keeping it simple, we will restrict our discussion to SCADA exploitation only, carried out using Metasploit.

The fundamentals of testing SCADA

Let us understand the basics of exploiting SCADA systems. SCADA systems can be compromised using a variety of exploits in Metasploit, which were added recently to the framework...