Metasploit is an open-source project for developing and deploying computer attacks.
The Framework allows to do a lot of things like :
- Scanning and collecting all information on a machine
- Identification and exploitation of vulnerabilities
- Escalation of privileges and data theft
- Installation of a backdoor
- Escape the antivirus
- Deleting logs and traces
It has become an essential tool for system administrators and ethical hackers in the race to secure computer systems. On the other hand, it is a tool of choice for hackers wishing to attack a machine.