Computer Hacking/Security Testing with BackTrack5

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What I 'm going to show you is how to test your network for security. The idea behind this is to make your computer and network more secure. The rule being that if you can hack your network/computer then any one could

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

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A copy of backtrak 5
A computer or virtual machine to run it from
Some computer to test on your network

Step 2: Boot the computer

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When you have download the software boot the computer from the live CD.

The computer will boot to a command prompt you need to type in

$ startx

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

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We now need to update metasploit and launch armitage

open up the terminal

type in

$ msfupate

this will download the update from the internet.

once the update has finished

type in

$ armiatge

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

Very nice! I haven't had the time to try it out, but I look forward to it!