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Do actual penetration testers actually use tools like metasploit?

I've played around with metasploit simply as a hobby but am wondering if actual pentesters and/or hackers actually use metasploit to get into systems or do they write their own post exploitation ...
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Metasploit Meterpreter alternatives

These days I am testing various type of client hacking techniques, but in all scenarios I am using Meterpreter variations as payload. Now I can bypass Anti-Virus and Firewalls easily, but Symantec ...
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Is it possible to hack a single computer without injecting a payload or a virus? [closed]

I know the ways to hack a computer or a mobile phone by injecting payload using some exploits with metasploit. We can inject a exe, or we can use pdf file, or docx file as I know. I wonder the ...
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ms03_026_dcom not working on Windows XP Sp1

I have been trying to use metasploit and kali linux when I came across the idea of using windows XP sp1 (checked the service pack with winver.exe on XP). I used the famous ms03_026_dcom and payload of ...
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Is there any downside to always declaring some default bad chars when generating exploits?

When setting the bad chars for shell code, is there any downside to just assuming that you should mark \x00 and \x0a as bad?
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metasploit exploits and payloads documentation

Where can i found the documentation of the exploits and payloads available in metasploit. I am looking for a documentation that tells what does the exploit or the payload do, and possibly a ...
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How to brute force HTTP Basic Authentication requested with XHR?

How can one brute force a website using HTTP Basic authentication using metasploit which uses XHR in background? I am getting error "No URI found that asks for HTTP authentication". Relevant headers ...
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Can I use a domain name instead of an IP for msf persistence?

After getting a shell (meterpreter) on the victim, the first thing to do is to migrate and get the system, and then you would install a persistence to connect back to you. But the problem is the ...
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Encode metasploit

Using metasploit I generated an exploit exploit/windows/fileformat/ms14_017_rtf for windows 7 with windows/shell_reverse_tcp payload. In show advanced, I use option EnableContextEncoding true and it's ...
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Removing remnants of a Metasploit exploit

Is it possible to remove a Metasploit payload/meterpreter from a compromised system? My question is mainly based on antiforensics (Leaving aside Memory forensics which is probably unavoidable but more ...
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msfconsole pipe with external module

Hi I'm new to metasploit and I saw that's come with John the Ripper included. My question is how can I pipe the output with an external module. (e.g aircrack in this case) Like this: john --...
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Using msf to connect to netcat listener and shell_to_meterperter

I've been trying for hours and failing to do something that should be simple! I have a box w/ admin (taking OSCP - nothing illegal). I used an RDP exploit, got a shell, added a user, put user in ...
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meterpreter reverse_https

Today I made a pause on my study guide to research what kind of traffic I'm generating with a few exploits and payloads, and actually I'm more interested in getting real understanding of the traffic ...
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initialAutoRunScript in BrowserAutoPwn2

I am trying to add some custom commands to browserautopwn2. When I get the session using the initialAutoRunScript option like this: msf > set initialautorunscript "upload /root/x.txt %temp%" ...
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Virus-total offline Alternatives [duplicate]

These days I am working on FUDing my own written backdoor, RATs, etc. what is the alternative offline version of virus-total, if I don't want AV companies gaining my virus signature?
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How do I remove a metasploit infection?

My brother in law sent me a link in a Facebook PM for dummy me to click on. I did, nothing happened, I thought nothing of it. Well he told my husband since I clicked on it he can now hack my Facebook ...
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Metasploit stuck on “Sending backdoor command…”

I am trying to use Metasploit on the Unreal IRCD 3281 backdoor. I have tried with different kinds of payloads but the program gets stuck on the last line: msf exploit(unreal_ircd_3281_backdoor) > ...
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bypass proxy metasploit

I am working on a student project with the goal to exploit navigator vulnerabilities on weak Windows XP SP2 and/or Linux computers using only Metasploit Browser Autopwn 1 & 2. Seems trivial but ...
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importing OpenVAS xml in metasploit

I am practising in my lab with some metasploitable machines, and I just realised that the vulns declared by OpenVAS 6.01 in the scan report aren’t imported in Metasploit 4.11.5 by the db_import report-...
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Should anti-virus detect metasploit payloads?

As part of a workstation pen test, I copy a simple metasploit payload onto the workstation, and try to run it. Usually this is blocked by anti-virus software. However, sometimes it isn't (I won't name ...
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Metasploitable: vnc_login - doesn't work with msfadmin:msfadmin

I am quite new to Metasploit and pen testing in general, so apologies for any seemingly noobish references below. I am using auxiliary/scanner/vnc/vnc_login, after seeing that the 5900 port is open ...
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Metadata and Adding Files

If a person had files they wish to add to a computer and had physical access to the computer could the docs or emails be added with false metadata to indicate the documents had been added at a ...
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How would you change the log files on a Macbook using Yosemite?

I am a total novice and know nothing about hacking or security. I am a writer. I am trying to figure out the best scenario for adding something to someone's computer. If a person had physical ...
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How to exploit vulnerabilities found from OpenVAS?

I could not find any match for the vulnerabilities with their CVE numbers found from OpenVAS scanner with exploits using sites such as Rapid 7 Vulnerability DB and Exploit DB, or by using a command ...
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Windows 7 Exploits

I just found my old, Windows 7 Ultimate installer DVD, so I thought I would set it up in a pentest-lab type environment, see what's possible and have some fun with it. So are there any publicly ...
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msfvenom payload problem

This is for educational purposes only! I'm trying to generate android payload using msfconsole payload standalone generator: msfvenom with the command msfvenom -p android/shell/reverse_tcp LHOST=192....
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The process of using Metasploit to get in Systems [closed]

I am new in metasploit. I get the basic concept of exploiting a system or whatever your trying to do. You find a vulnerability in a system, you use an exploit or make one. Doing that on your local ...
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service metasploit start failed to start metasploit service [closed]

I am trying to setup Metasploit for penetration testing. However first of all I cannot get the database to connect. Also whenever I attempt to start the service using service metasploit start I get ...
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Upgrade shell to meterpreter behind NAT

I've been playing around with Metasploit the past week, and am successfully able to obtain a basic shell of the victim over the internet. I've currently: Created a DDNS that points to my public IP ...
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The pdf embedded exe generating error on the target machine when executed

These are the steps that I performed in order to generate a PDF embedded with exe. Attacker machine (Windows 7): msf > use windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp msf payload(reverse_tcp) > set LHOST ...
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What is the difference between FTP Brute force with hydra and Metasploit? [closed]

What is the difference between FTP Brute force with hydra and and FTP brute force with Metasploit ?
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Converting Metasploit module to standalone Python script [closed]

How easy is to convert Ruby code to Python code and to change Metasploit module into standalone Python script for Linux?
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Meterpreter and staged payloads

So starting with the absolute basics - an exploit is the means used to gain access to a vulnerable system and a payload is the actual program/shellcode used to fulfill attacker's intentions A staged ...
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Metasploit automatic module execution on receival of shell?

After reading through a couple of webpages referring to metasploit I stumbled upon a post referring to the auto execution of metasploit modules upon the receiving of a shell. Namely the post ...
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Does brute forcing require a password and username list?

I have been learning metasploit. One thing I noticed was that, all the videos on YouTube, which said "Brute forcing", used a password and a username list. My question is that, won't this be called a ...
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Injecting meterpreter/reverse_tcp into apache2 with msfvenom results in seg fault of apache2

I've been trying to use msfvenom with the linux/x86/meterpreter/reverse_tcp payload and an apache2 binary. My intent is to create a tainted version of apache2 to establish a persistent backdoor on the ...
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Browsing exploits with Metasploit console

Is there any way to browse certain exploits in MSFconsole? The show exploits command shows too many and I cannot find a way to show just Windows file format exploits, for example.
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Disguising as another computer using SMB Relay?

I've got a server that constantly checks for the existence of certain parameters on every PC in the web using SMB, if it fails to find those parameters it marks it as a rogue PC. I've understood that ...
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deliver a malicious payload via a cloned website

I've been tasked with conducting an internal pentest, I'm relatively new to this so please bare with me. Some time ago, I used setoolkit and I would have the option to clone a website and attach a ...
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NOPS in Metasploit

Problem I do not know what a "NOP" is in Metasploit Framework or otherwise. What I do know Metasploit Unleashed says, "Nops keep the payload sizes consistent." A few question posts mention buffer ...
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Metasploit Get Shell Through NAT

Ok first of all this is legal and I have it in writing my friend and I are attacking eachother to get better and not break the law. Setup I have a VMWare image running BT5R3. It uses VMWare's NAT ...
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XSSF cookie stealer not working

I am playing with XSSF with Metasploit and attacking Mutilldae(security 0). I was able to get the generic XSS inject working. The inject was added to the Mutilldae blog. However, when I try to get the ...
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Metasploit payload problem [closed]

Recently I tested a shell vector payload. A text file converted to .bat, which is both theoretically and practically 100% undetectable by antivirus. First I tested it on my host computer for Kali ...
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Is there an equivalent of meterpreter's “run persistence” for Linux?

As in the question - how can I install a persistent backdoor with Metasploit on a Linux target?
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How to set correctly set Local Host on a payload for a user outside subnet?

I'm training with labs and metasploit and there's some payloads I can send to my target and exploit it(in my subnet). If I have to exploit a payload I sent to a target outside my network which options ...
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'http_login' metasploit module isn't able to Brute Force the target. Any suggestions? [closed]

I'm trying to Brute force the http Basic authentication on the domain pentesteracademylab.appspot.com The complete path is pentesteracademylab.appspot.com/lab/webapp/basicauth I'm using the ...
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Custom Metasploit payload with UAC bypass

The machine I am attacking has anti-virus installed. I have managed to use Veil Framework in order to create an initial reverse shell payload that is undetected by the AV. However, UAC is enabled on ...
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Techniques for Anti Virus evasion

What are some good anti virus evasion techniques when using ps_exec? As a pentester I often encounter situations where you can't, for one exploit a machine as they are running anti-virus software on ...
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Metasploit new exploits failed [closed]

Why can't I use new exploits like exploit/multi/browser/adobe_flash_nellymoser_bof ? I tried to access it, but I can't even find it in MSF search Adobe or Flash or anything like this. What should I do?...
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Metasploit reverse_http(s) PAYLOAD for linux target

During exploitation via metasploit's browzer_autopwn, I need to set a payload using http or https channel on a linux target. But there is no reverse_http(s) available in linux payload category. What ...