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BackTrack 5 Cookbook by David De Smet, Willie Pritchett

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Mastering the Social-Engineer Toolkit (SET)

In this recipe, we will explore the Social-Engineer Toolkit (SET). SET is a framework that includes tools that allow you to attack a victim by using deception. SET was designed by David Kennedy. The tool has quickly become a standard in the arsenal of the penetration tester.

How to do it...

Let's explore SET by performing the following steps:

  1. Open a terminal window by clicking on the Terminal icon and visiting the directory containing SET:
    cd /pentest/exploits/set
    
  2. Run the SET application by executing the application:
    ./set
    
  3. If this is your first time running SET, you will need to accept the terms of service by answering yes (y):
  4. Once accepted, you will be presented with the SET menu. The SET menu has the ...

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