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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. –  yzT 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 http://smashthestack.org/. 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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