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[Cybersecurity & Linux Tools] How to install Metasploit?

Many people have been using this tool Metasploit. You came across on it on many tutorials and wondered how do you actually install this?
Well I will guide your through!

What is the purpose of Metasploit? What do people even use it for?

The Metasploit framework is a very powerful tool which can be used by cybercriminals as well as ethical hackers to probe systematic vulnerabilities on networks and servers. Because it’s an open-source framework, it can be easily customized and used with most operating systems.

With Metasploit, the pen testing team can use ready-made or custom code and introduce it into a network to probe for weak spots. As another flavour of threat hunting, once flaws are identified and documented, the information can be used to address systemic weaknesses and prioritize solutions.

Who uses Metasploit?

Due to its wide range of applications and open-source availability, Metasploit is used by everyone from the evolving field of DevSecOps pros to hackers. It’s helpful to anyone who needs an easy to install, reliable tool that gets the job done regardless of which platform or language is used. The software is popular with hackers and widely available, which reinforces the need for security professionals to become familiar with the framework even if they don’t use it.

Metasploit now includes more than 1677 exploits organized over 25 platforms, including Android, PHP, Python, Java, Cisco, and more. The framework also carries nearly 500 payloads, some of which include:

  • Command shell payloads that enable users to run scripts or random commands against a host

  • Dynamic payloads that allow testers to generate unique payloads to evade antivirus software

  • Meterpreter payloads that allow users to commandeer device monitors using VMC and to take over sessions or upload and download files

  • Static payloads that enable port forwarding and communications between networks

How to install Metasploit?

Now we have read the background information. You are ready to install!

sudo apt update
sudo apt dist-upgrade
sudo apt autoremove

cd /tmp

curl > msfinstall

chmod +x msfinstall
sudo ./msfinstall

msfdb init


sudo msfupdate
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