Instant Metasploit Starter [Instant]

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Learn in an Instant - Short, Fast, Focused
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  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results
  • Rapidly develop and execute exploit codes against a remote target machine
  • Focus less on theory and more on results, with clear, step-by-step instructions on how to master ethical hacking, previews, and examples to help you secure your world from hackers
  • Structured in such a way that you will grasp the concepts of Metasploit framework very quickly even if you don’t have any prior experience in the topic

Book Details

Language : English
eBook : 52 pages
Release Date : June 2013
ISBN : 1849694486
ISBN 13 : 9781849694483
Author(s) : Karthik Ranganath
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Instant, Networking and Servers, Security and Testing

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Instant Metasploit Starter
  • Instant Metasploit Starter
    • So, what is Metasploit?
    • Installation
    • Quick start – your first exploitation!
      • Step 1 – the command-line exploitation
      • Step 2 – GUI-based exploitation
    • Top features you need to know about
      • The meterpreter module
      • Auxiliary modules in Metasploit
      • Client-side attacks with auxiliary modules
        • Creating backdoors in Metasploit
        • Dumping Windows hashes
        • Browser credential stealing using third-party tools
      • Social engineering toolkit – an extension to Metasploit
        • Using msfencode scripts in the attacks
        • Nmap and Metasploit
    • People and places you should get to know
      • Official sites
      • Articles and tutorials
      • Community
      • Twitter

Karthik Ranganath

Karthik Ranganath is an active member of the DEFCON community in India. He is the POC for DEFCON Bangalore Group (DC9180). He has published various web application advisories in portals such as exploit-db and packetstorm security. As a passionate security researcher, he has found critical vulnerabilities in various corporate networks and responsibly disclosed it to the concerned authorities. He holds the EC-Council CEH certification and has a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology from National Institute of Technology Karnataka, India. In his free time, he shares his knowledge with the student community in the form of workshops and has conducted such programs for various technical universities in India. He has presented papers at various national level security conferences. He blogs at
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What you will learn from this book

  • Get an in depth knowledge of Vulnerability research
  • Start a Scanning system for elevated privileges which will give you an edge above others
  • Explore various topics right from exploiting to auditing computer systems
  • Get to grips with the key aspects of Post Exploitation kung Fu
  • Understand the basics of Backdooring and maintain access
  • Get an insight into Stealing credentials

In Detail

The Metasploit framework is an exploit development framework. It has evolved as a one stop shop for all the needs of ethical hacking. For a beginner who wishes to learn the framework and domain, Metasploit provides everything to make your life easier and secure your world from attackers.

This book is written in such a way that readers can start using the framework right from the word go. From exploiting to auditing, it shows you amazing ways to prevent attacks from hackers. The chapters are designed to balance the theory as well as the practical needs of a learner.

Instant Metasploit Starter begins with setting up your virtual lab as an attacker and a victim. This provides a real-world feel to the learning. It takes the Windows platform as an example and explains the vulnerabilities in the Windows OS and also shows how Metasploit can exploit these vulnerabilities.

The book doesn't just stop with exploitation, but also covers the post exploitation tasks such as credential stealing, token stealing, elevating privileges, and more.


Get to grips with a new technology, understand what it is and what it can do for you, and then get to work with the most important features and tasks. Instant Metasploit Starter is a fast-paced introductory guide designed to give you all the information you need to start as a smart ethical hacker, and defend your world from attacks instantly.

Who this book is for

This book is designed for security enthusiasts who are more interested in getting hands-on experience rather than reading just theory. It is also for anyone who is aware of the Metasploit framework and wishes to understand it better and start using it instantly.

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