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Monday, July 12, 2004

Metasploit Framework (Part One of Three) - The Prometheus Of Exploitation (Technical article)

The network security administrator needs to be more vigilant then ever before as the enemy is always one step ahead with the latest exploit in his hand.  With a complete exploit environment, working exploits, effectual payloads and added handlers, this is one tool which the penetration testers must utilize.

This article provides an insight into the basics of exploit development frameworks, with a special focus on the Metasploit Framework and how it can be exploited to save time and resources.  It describes its usage with graphical illustrations, detail the various commands available, describe features, give practical examples, and most importantly, use these skills to develop new exploits and test out new techniques.

The article concludes with elucidating why MSF will influence the future of exploitation in a momentous and positive way.

Posted on 07/12