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Kali Linux Cookbook by David De Smet, Willie L. Pritchett

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Installing and configuring Metasploitable

In this recipe, we will install, configure, and start Metasploitable 2. Metasploitable is a Linux-based operating system that is vulnerable to various Metasploit attacks. It was designed by Rapid7, the owners of the Metasploit framework. Metasploitable is an excellent way to get familiar with using Meterpreter.

Getting ready

To execute this recipe we will need the following:

  • A connection to the Internet
  • Available space on your VirtualBox PC
  • An unzipping tool (in this case we are using 7-Zip on a Windows machine)

How to do it...

Let's begin the recipe by downloading Metasploitable 2. Getting the package from SourceForge is going to be our safest option:

  1. Download Metasploitable 2 from the following link: http://sourceforge.net/projects/metasploitable/files/Metasploitable2/ ...

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