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Mastering Kali Linux Wireless Pentesting by Brian Sak, Jilumudi Raghu Ram

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Web-based malware

In today's web app-driven world, spreading malware through web-based attacks is quite common. The majority of the exploit kits use web-based attacks to compromise client machines. One particular class of attacks is quite powerful and commonly used by attackers in the wild. These attacks are categorized as browser-based attacks. In this section, we will use SET in Kali to build on the previous attack, which leveraged a mirrored Internet web page to deliver a malicious Java applet to the victim. If the applet is successfully executed on the victim machine, it will spawn a shell running from the client. Here, we are not necessarily exploiting the browser or any other software on the victim machine; rather, we are trying to exploit ...

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