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Metasploit 3.0 Doesn't Pwn Systems, Black Hats Pwn Systems

May 07, 2007, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"Metasploit LLC released version 3.0 of the Metasploit Framework (MSF), the popular penetration testing project, late last month. Version 3.0 is a complete rewrite of the previous tools using primarily the Ruby programming language; versions 1 and 2 were written primarily in Perl. Also new are an experimental GUI, and perhaps the crowning jewel of the release, the db_autopwn module, which automates exploit discovery and execution.

"MSF is designed for automated penetration testing. To that end, it keeps a stable of exploits known to work against specific targets: various releases of Windows, Linux, BSD, generic Unix, and Mac OS. It also runs on many of those same platforms, and has even been seen on a Nokia N800 handheld..."

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