If part of you job is about security or if this is a hobby, you probably heard about the metasploit project. This tool will help you during penetration testing, you can try known exploit and create your own tools.

There was an interesting threat on the pen-test mailing list in regard to resources freely available on the internet to learn how to use metaslpoit. Here is a sum-up of the links provided on the list:

  • Official documentation:
http://www.metasploit.com/framework/support/
  • User guide:
http://framework.metasploit.com/documents/users_guide.pdf
  • The metasploit book :
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Metasploit/Contents
  • Article on Security Focus (maybe a little bit outdated) :
http://www.securityfocus.com/infocus/1789
  • Demos on milw0rm :
http://www.milw0rm.com
  • Flash tutorial:
http://www.irongeek.com/i.php?page=videos/metasploit1
  • A few videos :
http://www.computerdefense.org/?p=53