Metasploit is a penetration testing framework that makes hacking simple. It's an essential tool for many attackers and defenders. Point Metasploit at your target, pick an exploit, what payload to drop, and hit Enter.
Installing the Metasploit Framework on Linux
- Open the terminal.
- Enter the following command to add the build repository and install the Metasploit Framework package:
$ curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/rapid7/metasploit-omnibus/master/config/templates/metasploit-framework-wrappers/msfupdate.erb > msfinstall && chmod 755 msfinstall && ./msfinstall
After the installation completes, open a terminal window and type the following to start msfconsole: