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Kali Linux Network Scanning Cookbook by Justin Hutchens

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DoS attacks with Metasploit

The Metasploit framework has numerous auxiliary module scripts that can be used to perform DoS attacks. This specific recipe will demonstrate how to locate DoS modules, identify the usage of the modules, and show how to execute them.

Getting ready

To use Metasploit to perform DoS attacks, you will need to have a system that is running a vulnerable service addressed by one of the Metasploit DoS auxiliary modules. In the examples provided, an instance of Windows XP is used for this purpose. For more information on setting up a Windows system, please refer to the Installing Windows Server recipe in Chapter 1, Getting Started, of this book.

How to do it…

Prior to using Metasploit auxiliary modules to perform DoS testing, we ...

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