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

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Mastering the Social Engineering Toolkit (SET)

In this recipe, we will explore the Social Engineering 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...

The steps for mastering the SET are as follows:

  1. Open a terminal window by pressing the terminal icon and visit the directory containing SET:
    se-toolkit 
    
  2. Once accepted, you will be presented with the SET menu. The SET menu has the following options:
    • Social-Engineering Attacks
    • Fast-Track Penetration Testing
    • Third Party Modules
    • Update the Metasploit Framework
    • Update the Social-Engineer Toolkit
    • Update SET configuration

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