Tip

Screencast: Penetration testing with Metasploit

    Requires Free Membership to View

Watch in full-screen!

Check out Peter Gianoullis's Metasploit demonstration in a larger window.
One of today's most popular penetration testers is the freely available Metasploit, which allows hackers and security professionals alike to examine how vulnerable a given system is to known exploits and payloads.

This month, Peter Giannoulis of http://theacademy.ca demonstrates how the tool can be used to test commercial and custom-made applications, servers and operating systems.

For more information about the tool you've seen here:

  • In 2007, Metasploit creator HD Moore published shellcode for Apple's iPhone that could turn the popular device into a pocket-sized attack platform. See how.
  • Learn more about the new features in the recently released Metasploit Framework 3.1.
  • Get the latest news and expert advice on penetration testing and ethical hacking.

    Want more screencasts? Make sure to check out our other demonstrations of today's security tools.

    About the author:
    Peter Giannoulis, GSEC, GCIH, GCIA, GCFA, GCFW, GREM, CISSP, is an information security consultant in Toronto, Ontario. He currently maintains www.theacademy.ca, which provides organizations streaming video on how to configure and troubleshoot many of today's top security products. He also serves as a technical director for GIAC.

    This was first published in April 2008

  • There are Comments. Add yours.

     
    TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

    REGISTER or login:

    Forgot Password?
    By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
    Sort by: OldestNewest

    Forgot Password?

    No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

    Your password has been sent to:

    Disclaimer: Our Tips Exchange is a forum for you to share technical advice and expertise with your peers and to learn from other enterprise IT professionals. TechTarget provides the infrastructure to facilitate this sharing of information. However, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or validity of the material submitted. You agree that your use of the Ask The Expert services and your reliance on any questions, answers, information or other materials received through this Web site is at your own risk.