Metasploit 4.6 Open Source Pen Testing Restores Webcam Exploits
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In the core Metasploit 4.6 open source framework, 138 new penetration testing modules have been included, enabling at least 80 new exploits. One of the exploits that Metasploit 4.6 includes is a webcam activation module. The basic idea behind the module is that it could enable a security researcher to gain access to webcams and microphones at a vulnerable location.
Kirsch noted that the webcam activation module is a good way to demonstrate to a CEO that security is something to take very seriously.
"For example, if a pen tester says that they are able to access the SSH keys at an enterprise server, that may mean a lot to technical folks but it doesn't mean much to the CEO," Kirsch said. "But if you can say, 'I just hacked into your computer and I can hear everything that is being said in your room,' that has more impact to convince people that are not technical about the importance of protecting the network."