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Gray Hat Hacking The Ethical Hacker's Handbook, Fourth Edition, 4th Edition by Stephen Sims, Ryan Linn, Branko Spasojevic, Jonathan Ness, Chris Eagle, Allen Harper, Shon Harris, Daniel Regalado

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CHAPTER 18

 

Advanced Client-Side Exploitation with BeEF

The Browser Exploitation Framework, or BeEF for short, is a penetration testing tool designed for testing and attacking web browsers. Using BeEF, we can fingerprint web browsers, profile users, and attack the browser to further our access on target systems.

            In this chapter, we cover the following topics:

            •  Hooking browsers

            •  Fingerprinting with BeEF

            •  Browser exploitation

            •  Automating attacks

 

BeEF Basics

The Browser Exploitation Framework (BeEF) is a framework built in Ruby that is aimed at evaluating browser security. The BeEF framework leverages a number of different techniques to do this, but it all starts with hooking ...

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