"Penetration Testing: A Hands-On Introduction to Hacking" is a 528 page instruction manual on how to do just that by learning how to crack passwords and wireless network keys with brute-forcing and wordlists; test we applications for vulnerabilities, use the Metasploit Framework
to launch exploits and write Metasploit modules; automate social-engineering attacks; bypas antivirus software, turn access to one machine into total control of the enterprise in the post-exploitation phase.
The Metasploit Framework
is a collection of and execution platform for known software exploits, or code that harnesses, or exploits, security vulnerabilities in software programs for unintended purposes.
Metasploit: The Penetration Tester's Guide covers the open source Metasploit Framework
, one of the most popular penetration testing tools in the world with a million downloads yearly.
The work details specific modules of the Metasploit software and provides information on developing new and customized exploits and integrating them with the Metasploit framework
. Chapters include illustrations and numerous code examples.
The authors also show how to write and code NASL scripts that can be shared with other Nessus users, and use the Metasploit Framework
as an exploitation platform.