Automate Your Pen Testing with Fast-Track and Linux
Jan 06, 2010, 21:24 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Automated penetration testing tools are a two edged sword: they
make it easy to check for well known vulnerabilities on your
network, but they can also be used by hackers to try to compromise
any vulnerable machines on your network.
"Since they are quick and easy to use they can be used by
unskilled hackers or script kiddies – which makes it all the
more important that you run these tools yourself so you can fix any
vulnerabilities you find before they are exploited by others.
"A good tool to start with is Fast-Track, a relatively new
Python-based open-source project. Parts of Fast-Track rely on the
Metasploit Framework, so as well as Fast-Track we'll need to
install that as well. In this How To we'll be using a system
running Ubuntu 9.10 – you may need to make adjustments if you
are using a different Linux distro."