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

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Attacking on the client side with Armitage

Client-side attacks require the victim to make a move, as we have seen many times in the past few chapters. We will attack the second host in the network, which is running on a Windows 10 system. In this attack, we will create a simple payload, send it to the victim, and wait for the victim to open our payload file by setting up a listener for the incoming connection. We are familiar with this attack as we have conducted this attack so many times before in the previous chapters by using Metasploit, SET, and so on. In the following section, we will see what the difference is when we create a payload using the GUI rather than using the command line.

So, let's see how we can create a payload and a listener ...

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