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Metasploit Penetration Testing Cookbook - Second Edition by Abhinav Singh, Monika Agarwal

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Chapter 1. Metasploit Quick Tips for Security Professionals

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Configuring Metasploit on Windows
  • Configuring Metasploit on Ubuntu
  • Installing Metasploit with BackTrack 5 R3
  • Setting up the penetration testing using VMware
  • Setting up Metasploit on a virtual machine with SSH connectivity
  • Installing and configuring PostgreSQL in Backtrack 5 R3
  • Using the database to store the penetration testing results
  • Working with BBQSQL

Introduction

Metasploit is currently the most buzzing word in the field of information security and penetration testing. It has totally revolutionized the way we can perform security tests on our systems. The reason which makes Metasploit so popular is the wide range of tasks that it can perform to ease the work ...

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