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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

Chapter 6. Fast-Paced Exploitation with Metasploit

While performing a penetration test, it is crucial to monitor time constraints. A penetration test that consumes more time than expected can lead to loss of faith, a cost that exceeds the budget, and many other things. A lengthy penetration test might also cause an organization to lose all of its business from the client in the future.

In this chapter, we will develop methodologies to conduct fast-paced penetration testing with automation tools and approaches in Metasploit. We will learn about the following:

  • Switching modules on the fly
  • Automating post-exploitation
  • Automating exploitation

This automation testing strategy will not only decrease the time of testing, but will also decrease the cost per hour per person too.