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Metasploit Revealed: Secrets of the Expert Pentester by Nipun Jaswal, Sagar Rahalkar

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Phase-I: footprinting and scanning

Footprinting and scanning is the first phase after the pre-interactions and, based on the type of testing approach (black box, white box, or grey box), the footprinting phase will differ significantly. In a black box test scenario, we will target everything since no prior knowledge of the target is given, while we will perform focused application- and architecture-specific tests in a white box approach. A grey box test will combine the best of both types of methodology. We will follow the black box approach. So, let's fire up Metasploit and run a basic scan. However, let us add a new workspace to Metasploit. Adding a new workspace will keep the scan data separate from the other scans in the database and ...

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