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Metasploit Penetration Testing Cookbook - Third Edition by Monika Agarwal, Abhinav Singh, Daniel Teixeira

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Introduction

Metasploit is currently the world's leading penetration-testing tool, and one of the biggest open-source projects in information security and penetration testing. It has totally revolutionized the way we can perform security tests on our systems. The reason Metasploit is so popular is the wide range of tasks that it can perform to ease the work of penetration testing to make systems more secure. Metasploit is available for all popular operating systems. The working process of the framework is almost the same for all of them. In this book, we will primarily work on Kali Linux as it comes with the preinstalled Metasploit Framework and other third-party tools which run over the framework.

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