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Ok. I'm a newbiw (Script kidde) and I want to learn more about Metasploit. Not for fun, but to understand what exploits are, how they are used, and deployed. I've heard a lot about the Metasploit framework being good. I've even started reading the Offensive Security with metaspolit tutorials but I'm finding it somewhat hard to follow as they've really introduced a lot of new jargon. Also, I'm more used to coding stuff and I learn more by interacting so, I'd like to do more like a "Hello World" sort of thing. However I didn't find any such resources. Can anyone provide me any resources/links?

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If you are newbie to security and you want to learn Metasploit because it's the trend right now, I'm sorry for you but you won't learn anything. – Ayozint Mar 1 '13 at 9:55
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The thing is that metasploit infact is a framework, so a collection of exploits. The beautiful thing about a framework is that you don't need to understand what's happening behind the scenes.

I think that if you want to learn more about exploits and how they work, you pick yourself up some basic books like The Shellcoder's Handbook. If you want a more hands-on experience, it's better to start with easy exploiting challenges. Check out They have different challenges that start really easy and steadily increase in complexity. You can then apply what you read in the previous named book. If you find yourself in a pickle, there should be ample information on the net.

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+1 for the shellcoders handbook! – NULLZ Mar 1 '13 at 7:28
+1 for the handbook, but I wouldn't call it basic :p – Peleus Mar 1 '13 at 7:41
No I agree but it's the most comprehensive :p – Lucas Kauffman Mar 1 '13 at 7:55
Just got the upvoting privilege and voted up! :) – TheRookierLearner Mar 1 '13 at 8:19

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