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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

Chapter 7. Exploiting Real-World Challenges with Metasploit

Welcome! This chapter is the final and most complicated chapter of the book. I recommend you read through all the previous chapters and exercises before proceeding with this chapter. However, if you have completed all the tasks and done some research by yourself, let's move on to facing real-world challenges and solving them with Metasploit. In this chapter, we will cover two scenarios based on real-world problems with regard to being a penetration tester and a state-sponsored hacker. Both challenges pose a different set of requirements; for example, evasion would typically be more relevant to a law enforcement cyber player than a corporate penetration tester and the case is the same for achieving persistence on systems. The agenda of this chapter is to familiarize you with the following:

  • Pivoting to internal networks
  • Using web application bugs for gaining access
  • Cracking password hashes
  • Using the target system as a proxy
  • Evading antivirus...