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Linux.com: Fear the Metasploit Framework

Sep 28, 2006, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

"The Metasploit Project is one of the most popular penetration testing suites available. If you're responsible for the security of networked systems, you'll want to become familiar with Metasploit Framework, so you can test your client PCs before someone with malicious intent does it for you. I'll walk you through an example exploit of a Windows XP system to show you how effortlessly Metasploit can penetrate remote systems.

"I used the version 2.6, the current stable version. Grab the stable tarball for Linux, unpack it, enter the just created framework-2.6 subdirectory, and take a look around. Among other things, you'll find nine interesting executable Perl scripts..."

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