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Metasploit Penetration Testing Cookbook

By : Abhinav Singh
Book Image

Metasploit Penetration Testing Cookbook

By: Abhinav Singh

Overview of this book

Metasploit® software helps security and IT professionals identify security issues, verify vulnerability mitigations, and manage expert-driven security assessments. Capabilities include smart exploitation, password auditing, web application scanning, and social engineering. Teams can collaborate in Metasploit and present their findings in consolidated reports. The goal of the software is to provide a clear understanding of the critical vulnerabilities in any environment and to manage those risks.Metasploit Penetration Testing Cookbook targets both professionals and beginners to the framework. The chapters of the book are logically arranged with an increasing level of complexity and cover Metasploit aspects ranging from pre-exploitation to the post-exploitation phase thoroughly. The recipe structure of the book provides a good mix of both theoretical understanding and practical implementation. This book will help readers in thinking from a hacker's perspective to dig out the flaws in target networks and also to leverage the powers of Metasploit to compromise them. It will take your penetration skills to the next level.The book starts with the basics such as gathering information about your target and gradually covers advanced topics like building your own framework scripts and modules. The book goes deep into operating systems-based penetration testing techniques and moves ahead with client-based exploitation methodologies. In the post- exploitation phase, it covers meterpreter, antivirus bypass, ruby wonders, exploit building, porting exploits to framework, and third party tools like armitage, and SET. Metasploit Penetration Testing Cookbook is the required guide to penetration testing and exploitation.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Metasploit Penetration Testing Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Spear-phishing attack vector

A spear-phishing attack vector is an e-mail attack scenario that is used to send malicious mails to target/specific user(s). In order to spoof your own e-mail address you will require a sendmail server. Change the config setting to SENDMAIL=ON. If you do not have sendmail installed on your machine then it can be downloaded by entering the following command:

root@bt:~# apt-get install sendmail
Reading package lists... Done

Getting ready

Before we move ahead with a phishing attack, it is imperative for us to know how the e-mail system works.

Recipient e-mail servers, in order to mitigate these types of attacks, deploy gray-listing, SPF records validation, RBL verification, and content verification. These verification processes ensure that a particular e-mail arrived from the same e-mail server as its domain. For example if a spoofed e-mail address, arrives from IP it will be marked as malicious as this IP address does not...