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Mastering Metasploit by Nipun Jaswal

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Conducting a penetration test with Metasploit

After setting up the work environment, we are now ready to perform our first penetration test with Metasploit. However, before we start with the test, let's recall some of the basic functions and terminologies used in the Metasploit framework.

Recalling the basics of Metasploit

After we run Metasploit, we can list down all the workable commands available in the framework by typing help in Metasploit console. Let's recall the basic terms used in Metasploit, which are as follows:

  • Exploits: This is a piece of code, which when executed, will trigger the vulnerability at the target.
  • Payload: This is a piece of code that runs at the target after a successful exploitation is done. Basically, it defines the type ...

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