Exploitation is the main part of penetration testing many security professionals’ careers. The ability to gain full control over a targeted machine is a great feeling. Various system and network protections have made it increasingly more difficult to succeed with basic exploits. So we need to know advance exploitation.
In this article, we move into more difficult attack methods, beginning with command-line interfaces to the Metasploit Framework. Most of the attacks and customizations discussed in this article will occur in msfconsole, msfencode, and msfpayload.
Before you begin to exploit systems, we need to understand a few things about penetration testing and exploitation.