Network Ports

Network Ports, a lovely topic to understand and memorize. Everyone has room in their brain to memorize thousands of integers and their corresponding functions. Seriously, if you memorize even a small fraction of the ports you are sickening. link to wiki: Firstly, it is important to understand what a port is: A network port... Continue Reading →

The Metasploit Framework

As I continue gaining experience in my virtual lab and reading of how to conduct countless exploits a tool used in nearly every scenario is Metasploit. I figured it is important to know exactly what this tool is, what it does, how it's made, etc... Choosing and configuring an exploit (code that enters a target... Continue Reading →

What is Nmap?

"Nmap ("Network Mapper") is a free and open source (license) utility for network discovery and security auditing. Many systems and network administrators also find it useful for tasks such as network inventory, managing service upgrade schedules, and monitoring host or service up time. Nmap uses raw IP packets in novel ways to determine what hosts... Continue Reading →

Setting Up Metasploitable2 + Kali

So lately I have been playing with Metasploitable 2. This is an image that is purposely designed to contain vulnerabilities that are easily exploitable for learning purposes. You can download the virtual machine image here. The download provides the VMX file which is perfect as I am doing these practice simulations in a virtual machine. Therefore... Continue Reading →

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