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Kali Linux Network Scanning Cookbook by Justin Hutchens

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Increasing the Windows attack surface

To further increase the availability of the attack surface on the Windows operating system, it is important to add vulnerable software and to enable or disable certain integrated components.

Getting ready

Prior to modifying the configurations in Windows to increase the attack surface, you will need to have the operating system installed on one of your virtual machines. If this has not been done already, please see the Installing Windows Server recipe in this chapter.

How to do it…

Enabling remote services, especially unpatched remote services, is usually an effective way to introduce some vulnerabilities into a system. First, you'll want to enable Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) on your Windows system. ...

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