Approaching a Penetration Test Using Metasploit

Penetration testing is an intentional attack on a computer-based system where the intention is to find vulnerabilities, security weaknesses, and certifying whether a system is secure. A penetration test will advise an organization on their security posture if it is vulnerable to an attack, whether the implemented security is enough to oppose any invasion, which security controls can be bypassed, and much more. Hence, a penetration test focuses on improving the security posture of an organization.

Achieving success in a penetration test largely depends on using the right set of tools and techniques. A penetration tester must choose the right set of tools and methodologies to complete a test. ...

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