Title: A Study on Metasploit Payloads

Issue Number: Vol. 8, No. 4
Year of Publication: Dec - 2019
Page Numbers: 298-307
Authors: Afrozulla Khan Z, Balajinarayan B
Journal Name: International Journal of Cyber-Security and Digital Forensics (IJCSDF)
- Hong Kong
DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17781/P002640


This research paper used the Kali-Linux operating system, to create a platform remotely which allows to control the device Android and Windows operating system using the malicious payload through penetration tools like Metasploit framework, to have a security test and to check the loopholes of devices. The main purpose was to study the Metasploit payloads, analyze and control the target device. It can be utilized in legal aspects, it will be very helpful to the police officials, law enforcement agencies, investigators where it helps to have access to the devices and locations of the criminals and suspects, without having physical contact with their devices. This research will reveal the process of generating a malicious payload, and performing a security test, collect data from the target devices and it also revealed the different ways adopted by the cyber-criminals, black-hat hackers to gain access of their target devices like injecting the payload into an original application, MP4 file, SMS, PDF file and Image (JPEG) file. The research paper intends to examine the possible methods used by hackers to exploit the devices.