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

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Pivoting with Meterpreter

So far, we have covered most of the major Meterpreter commands and script. You must have noticed how powerful Meterpreter can be during the post-exploitation phase. In this recipe, we will discuss one of the coolest and my favorite concept called pivoting. Let us begin with the recipe by first understanding the meaning of pivoting, why is it needed and at last how Metasploit can be useful for pivoting.

Getting ready

Before starting with the recipe, let us first understand pivoting in detail. Pivoting refers to the method used by penetration testers that uses a compromised system to attack other systems on the same network. This is a multilayered attack in which we can access even those areas of the network which are only ...

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