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Mastering Metasploit by Nipun Jaswal

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Chapter 1. Approaching a Penetration Test Using Metasploit

Penetration testing is an intentional attack on the computer-based system with the intension of finding vulnerabilities, figuring out security weaknesses, certifying that a system is secure, and gaining access to the system by exploiting these vulnerabilities. A penetration test will advise an organization if it is vulnerable to an attack, whether the implemented security is enough to oppose any attack, which security controls can be bypassed, and so on. Hence, a penetration test focuses on improving the security of an organization.

Achieving success in a penetration test largely depends on using the right set of tools and techniques. A penetration tester must choose the right set of tools ...

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