In this instructable i'm going to be using backtrack 5, metasploit and armitage to show you how to scan and attack a computer on your network.
Trying to hack someone else's network or computer without permission is illegal. (I thought i'd better say that just in case you didn't know!)
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Step 1: What you need
A computer or virtual machine to run it from
Some computer to test on your network
Step 2: Boot the computer
The computer will boot to a command prompt you need to type in
This will load the gui from here you can install backtrack on to your computer but you don't have to as the software will run off the live cd
Step 3: Update and start armitage
open up the terminal
this will download the update from the internet.
once the update has finished
a box will be displayed with some information in it just click on "connect."
you will then be asked to start metasploit RPC click on "yes"
The program will now load it can take a while to start, this is because it has to start metasploit first and then armitage
Step 4: Scan the network & find Hacks
Go to Host>Nmap>Scan quick scan (os detect)
type in your ip range
While the scan is running you'll see down in the console window what's going on it will be blank until it finds something
Once the scan has finished it will show you the computers it found on your network
Next up we need to find out which attacks will work to do this you need to click on
when that has completed right click on one of the hosts then select attack and try one of the attacks.
When the machine has been hacked it will change to red with a lighting bolt around it.