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Friday, October 27, 2006

Wi-Fi Exploits Coming to Metasploit Attack Tool

metasploit logoThe folks who develop Metasploit Framework, one of my favorite pen-test tools, have just announced that they will add 802.11 exploits to a new version of their controversial attack software. This move will simplify the way wireless drivers and devices are exploited, and will help security consultants, and hackers alike, find holes in your wireless environment.

"Right now, this only supports the Linux platform, but we are planning for Windows support very soon," Moore explained. Moore shrugged off criticisms that Metasploit gives black hat hackers all the tools needed to launch attacks, insisting that the target market can be broken into three categories. "[This is for] penetration testers and network administrators that want to demonstrate the impact of an unpatched wireless vulnerability," he said.

For those who want to download the application or read more about it, here's the link to the Metasploit homepage.

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