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Re: Ports

PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:21 pm
by Vulpine
cocalol wrote:Through a port i can know if my other computer has an exploit i can use ?


Sort of.

Listening services may have a vulnerability. Not the ports themselves. You use a port scanner to see which ports are open and what, if any, services are listening for communications on that port. Knowing that application X version 1.23 may be running on, for example, port 25, gives you a good place to start researching for any known vulnerabilities with that particular application.

Re: Ports

PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:53 pm
by fashizzlepop
Metasploit is good places to start.

Re: Ports

PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:22 pm
by AnubisTheJackle
I've been wondering upon this same subject myself, and keep reading about using metasploit, but I don't want to use a program to do the work for me, if thats possible. I've been trying to learn how to do it manually, but I can't seem to wrap my head around TCP/IP...

Re: Ports

PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:28 am
by fashizzlepop
Manually? You mean you are going to write your own exploits before you even know how you would do that? Sounds like a solid plan. </sarcasm>

Metasploit isn't point and shoot. There's a lot more that goes on. Check it out.

Re: Ports

PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:44 am
by AnubisTheJackle
I use metasploit. I'm not saying it's a bad tool, I'm saying I would prefer to know how it works, rather than just the fact that it does work. Also never said I wanted to write my own exploits, what I want to do is learn how exploits work at their basic level. Isn't that what being a hacker is all about? The infinite pursuit of knowledge? Maybe it's just me, but that's how I've always done things...

Re: Ports

PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:51 am
by fashizzlepop
I misunderstood then. Check out "Hacking: The art of exploitation" for more on the exploits used.

Re: Ports

PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:16 am
by AnubisTheJackle
Thank you. I've had that on my Amazon wish list for months, along with hundreds of other books, but I think it just moved to the top of my to-buy list now. Haven't had much luck with books, but I also don't have much time to peruse them lately. School/work, etc. I will have to make that one a must read.

Re: Ports

PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:32 am
by msbachman
AnubisTheJackle wrote:t I can't seem to wrap my head around TCP/IP...


TCP/IP Guide is a good read to learn in that case. Depending on how much you wan t to know; the online version is free.

Re: Ports

PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:10 pm
by fashizzlepop
Goatboy posted this in another thread, this may help you understand what's going on in "Hacking: The art of exploitation"

http://tuts4you.com/download.php?0.list ... d_name.ASC

Re: Ports

PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:54 pm
by centip3de
AnubisTheJackle wrote:I use metasploit. I'm not saying it's a bad tool, I'm saying I would prefer to know how it works, rather than just the fact that it does work. Also never said I wanted to write my own exploits, what I want to do is learn how exploits work at their basic level. Isn't that what being a hacker is all about? The infinite pursuit of knowledge? Maybe it's just me, but that's how I've always done things...


You have to be the coolest noob I've ever seen. +1 For the hacking mindset :ugeek: