Metasploit Series - Part 3: Play Practical Jokes (Disable Mouse/Keyboard and Shutdown Programs)

Written by Don P on . Posted in Challenge #4 (2015)

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Bully Practical Joke

Hacking can be serious business, or it can also be a lot of fun by playing some practical jokes on some halfwit running a Windows XP computer. Today we're going to look at a few ways to piss a computer user on your network just for the fun of it ("for the lulz" as they say).

Let's say your roommate is frantically working on his dissertation, pounding out page after page of crap in the hopes he'll be award a PhD in liberal science — if that even exists. Blinded by jealousy and envy, you want to fuck with him, but you're all the way on the other side of the apartment and a syndicated Breaking Bad episode you've seen 100 times is about start.

During a commercial break, you could run into his room and restart his computer; however, he has a really good shot at figuring out "whodunit" since your criminal model is based after these guys. So what do we do?

What You Will Need

  • Kali Linux (either a bootable LiveCD or bootable USB image)
  • Internet connection
  • Metasploit Framework (included in Kali Linux and available for Windows)

Play Practical Jokes (Disable Mouse/Keyboard and Shutdown Programs)

For starters, using the example above, you are still accessing someone else's system which would be illegal. By now you know my legal disclaimer all too well: Only use this method on computers you own or are authorized to use. While I'm going to be using this method in a "practical joke" sense, disabling a mouse and keyboard or remotely shutting down files can totally be used maliciously so refer to the legal disclaimer in the previous sentence.

Now, let's get to the hack:

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