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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

Killing antivirus services from the command line

In the previous recipe, we gave two reasons to why the antivirus process is still running even after using the killav.rb script. In the previous recipe, we addressed the first issue, that is, the killav.rb list doesn't include the processes to be killed. In this recipe, we will address the second issue that the antivirus program is running as a service on the target machine. Before we proceed, let us first understand the difference between a process and a service.

A process is any piece of software that is running on a computer. Some processes start when your computer boots, others are started manually when needed. Some processes are services that publish methods to access them, so other programs can call them as needed. A process is user-based, whereas a service is system-based.

Antivirus can also run some components as a service such as e-mail filters, web access filters, and so on. The killav.rb script cannot kill services. So, even if we...