PowerShell's Empire tool

The Empire tool is today's most powerful post exploitation tool, and is utilized by penetration testers around the globe to perform a variety of different attacks in penetration tests with a view to demonstrating system vulnerabilities. This tool runs PowerShell agents that, by their very nature, are persistent. It also utilizes other important tools, such as mimikatz. In this section, we will look closer at how to use PowerShell's Empire tool to escalate privileges on the victim systems without having to plant any backdoor or using any invasive techniques.

Penetration testers can clone the repository using git:

git clone https://github.com/EmpireProject/Empire
cd Empire/
cd setup

Once the installation ...

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