Metasploit Tutorial: A New Day for System Exploits
More recently an open source product has become a common sight in penetration testing kits. This utility is called Metasploit. Both Windows and Linux users can take advantage of the Metasploit™ product to perform a penetration test or system compromise. The utility itself is written in many programming languages including perl, C, and assembler.
This environment provides many ready to use exploits and also allows for the security tester to customize them or to create their own exploit. The basic process for using the Metasploit™ console is not the most intuitive, but I think this was done to discourage the least skilled script kiddies from attempting to penetrate the system using this specific utility. The Ethical Hacker Network
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