MetaSploit launches version 3.1, improves Windows GUI, supports iPhone

MetaSploit launches version 3.1, improves Windows GUI, supports iPhone

Summary: The Metasploit Project released version 3.1 of its exploit development and attack framework.

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The Metasploit Project released version 3.1 of its exploit development and attack framework. Key additions include a better Windows interface and support for the iPhone.

Metasploit, the brainchild of H D Moore, is an open source tool that outlines attack vectors. In a blog post announcing the launch of Metasploit 3.1 Moor said multiple researchers have contributed code to Metasploit.

Among the key features of Metasploit 3.1:

  • A graphical user interface, full support for the Windows platform, and over 450 modules, including 265 remote exploits.
  • A bevy of new exploits. Moore notes: "Notable exploits in the 3.1 release include a remote, unpatched kernel-land exploit for Novell Netware, written by toto, a series of 802.11 fuzzing modules that can spray the local airspace with malformed frames, taking out a wide swath of wireless-enabled devices, and a battery of exploits targeted at Borland's InterBase product line."
  • Code from the "Hacking the iPhone" effort.

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Topics: iPhone, Mobility, Operating Systems, Security, Software, Windows

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  • Keep the iPhone as it is

    I am a crusader against installing third party applications on iPhones. Let's leave the iphone as it is and use only applications from Apple.

    Mars M.
    http://www.iphone-codes.com
    marswoo@...
    • Can you tell me why?

      Why do you believe it is a good thing that a user isn't allowed to install applications on their smartphone? I'm just curious. :)
      NonZealot
  • Nokia N800/N810

    For those who care, the Nokia 800/810 (OS 2008 is a Debian Linux distro) and in terms of devloper support and open source eats the iPhone for breakfast.

    Among the many things you can do the 'pimp it up', you can run MetaSploit.

    Security administrators will find this and utilities like nmap especially useful, for finding weak points in their networks.

    The N800/810 can also run Kismet (includes GPS support) to passively sniff out unauthorized wireless networks--a big time saver and an absolute 'must have'.

    More on 'Pimping your N800' [url=http://www.informit.com/guides/content.aspx?g=security&seqNum=249]here[/url].

    The Apple iPhone is just a 'toy' and, of course, as I've mentioned previously, a dongle.
    D T Schmitz