Social Engineering with the Social-Engineer Toolkit

The Social-Engineer Toolkit (SET) is an open-source penetration testing framework designed for social engineering. You'll explore SET, which has a number of custom attack vectors that allow you to execute advanced social engineering tactics.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
October 11, 2017
Duration
2h 33m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
October 11, 2017
Duration
2h 33m
Description

The Social-Engineer Toolkit (SET) is an open-source Python-driven tool aimed at penetration testing around social engineering. Vulnerability scanners will find the security issues in computer systems, but cannot find them in a human being. If you want a good tool then SET is there to help you assess your company security cavity. In this course, Social Engineering with the Social-Engineer Toolkit, you'll learn the social engineering attacks that SET supports. First, you'll discover how the spear phishing attack works in SET in combination with an e-mail attack. Next, you'll explore how to use the website attack vector, along with creating a payload and a listener. Then, you'll delve into the mighty PowerShell attacks and how to take advantage of this command line tool to bypass the security on the Windows operating system. After that, you'll explore the world of electronics to learn how to use the hardware-based module in SET. Finally, you'll learn about multiple ways to deal with the Social-Engineer Toolkit, such as the Wireless Access point attack, the QRCode generator, SMS spoofing, and the infectious media generator. By the end of this course, you'll have the fundamental knowledge to utilize the Social-Engineer Toolkit efficiently.

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