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Brendan Watters  

Brendan is a Senior Researcher on the Metasploit team and has been a team member since 2017. He works primarily with Metasploit Framework and Metasploit Payloads to write, vet, and land pull requests.



Building a Backpack Hypervisor

Researcher, engineer, and Metasploit contributor Brendan Watters shares his experience building a backpack-size hypervisor.…

Virtual Machine Automation (vm-automation) repository released

Rapid7 just released a new public repo called vm-automation. The vm-automation repository is a Python library that encapsulates existing methodologies for virtual machine and hypervisor automation and provides a platform-agnostic Python API. Currently, only ESXi and VMWare workstation are supported, but I have high hopes…

Metasploit Wrapup

Metasploit Hackathon We were happy to host the very first Metasploit framework open source hackathon this past week in the Rapid7 Austin. Eight Metasploit hackers from outside of Rapid7 joined forces with the in-house team and worked on a lot of great projects, small and…

Metasploit Wrapup

A fresh, new UAC bypass module for Windows 10!Leveraging the behavior of fodhelper.exe and a writable registry key as a normal user, you too can be admin! Unpatched as of last week, this bypass module works on Windows 10 only, but it works…

Metasploit Wrapup

It has only been one week since the last wrapup, so it's not like much could have happened, right? Wrong! Misery Loves Company After last week's excitement with Metasploit's version of ETERNALBLUE (AKA the Wannacry vulnerability), this week SAMBA had its own "Hold My…