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

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Penetration testing on Windows 8

Windows 8, the most popular operating system by Microsoft was launched in October 2012. It was developed for the use of desktops, laptops, tablets, and home theater PCs. Windows 8 is more secure than Microsoft's previous operating systems. It has its built-in anti-malware protection system named Windows Defender, so no need to worry if an antivirus is not installed. If any kind of malware is loaded onto it, it will get deleted immediately. The traditional practices for operating systems, such as XP include running the exploit, which, if successful, consequently makes the payload come into action. The payloads are easily detected by the Windows defender, and if one wishes to access via the Internet, a pop-up message ...

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