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Metasploit by Mati Aharoni, Devon Kearns, Jim O'Gorman, David Kennedy

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Chapter 5. The Joy of Exploitation

Exploitation is the pinnacle of many security professionals’ careers. The ability to gain full control over a targeted machine is a great feeling, if perhaps a little scary. But even though exploitation techniques have advanced quite a bit over the years, the adoption of various system and network protections has made it increasingly more difficult to succeed with basic exploits. In this chapter, we move into more difficult attack methods, beginning with command-line interfaces to the Metasploit Framework. Most of the attacks and customizations discussed in this chapter will occur in msfconsole, msfencode, and msfpayload.

Before you begin to exploit systems, you need to understand a few things about penetration ...

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