Screencast: Penetration testing with Metasploit

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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

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