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Gray Hat Hacking The Ethical Hacker’s Handbook by Jonathan Ness, Chris Eagle, Shon Harris, Gideon Lenkey, Allen Harper, Terron Williams

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CHAPTER 8Using Metasploit

This chapter will show you how to use Metasploit, a penetration testing platform for developing and launching exploits. In this chapter, we discuss the following topics:

• Metasploit: the big picture

• Getting Metasploit

• Using the Metasploit console to launch exploits

• Exploiting client-side vulnerabilities with Metasploit

• Penetration testing with Metasploit’s Meterpreter

• Automating and Scripting Metasploit

• Going further with Metasploit

Metasploit: The Big Picture

Metasploit is a free, downloadable framework that makes it very easy to acquire, develop, and launch exploits for computer software vulnerabilities. It ships with professional-grade exploits for hundreds of known software vulnerabilities. When H.D. ...

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