Metasploit Series - Part 4: Eavesdropping By Keylogging (Steal Login and Sensitive Information)

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

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Keyboard Keylogging

Keylogging is "recording the keys struck on a keyboard, typically in a covert manner so that the person using the keyboard is unaware that their actions are being monitored" and has existed since the inception of computers themselves.

Methods to accomplish this range from as low-tech as looking over someone's shoulder as they type all the way up to some motherfucking-crazy-ass-James-Bond-shit, like using electromagnetic emanations to determine keys pressed up to 20 meters away. Trust me, that video doesn't clarify much.

But if you're lazy like me and don't want to dapper up into your tuxedo and drink shaken martinis all night, having a sit-on-your-ass-and-wait solution is a much more attractive approach. Such as using Metasploit to remotely gain access to a system! [Nice segue, yes?]

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)

Steal Login and Sensitive Information

Keylogging is extremely powerful, especially when someone is typing username and password information into their machine. DO NOT use this information for ill-gotten gains or malicious system access. I am not responsible for how you use this tutorial.

Now, let's get to the hack:

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