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Brent Cook  

Brent is an engineering manager for the Metasploit penetration testing framework at Rapid7.

Rapid7 Analysis and Guidance: CDPwn (CVE-2020-3118)

This blog focuses on CVE-2020-3118, which Rapid7 considers to be the most severe and important of the CDPwn vulnerability group.…

Metasploit Wrap-Up

Happy CTF week, folks! If you haven't already been following along with (or competing in) Metasploit's global community CTF, it started yesterday and runs through Monday morning U.S. Eastern Time. Registration has been full for a while, but you can join the #metasploit-ctf channel…

A Visit from the Spirits of HaXmas Past

In this blog, Brent Cook takes a walk down memory lane of blogs of HaXmas past.…

Initial Metasploit Exploit Module for BlueKeep (CVE-2019-0708)

Today, Metasploit is releasing an initial public exploit module for CVE-2019-0708, also known as BlueKeep, as a pull request on Metasploit Framework.…

Metasploit Hackathon Wrap-Up: What We Worked On

As part of the Metasploit project's second hackathon, Metasploit contributors and committers got together to discuss ideas, write some code, and have some fun.…

Metasploit Framework 5.0 Released!

We are happy to announce the release of Metasploit 5.0, the culmination of work by the Metasploit team over the past year.…

Advice for the Lazy Family Sysadmin

With some careful choices, you can be a lazy family system administrator this holiday. Here’s my experience, along with some tips.…

Metasploit Wrapup

We got to hit the build button three times this week. It's not something that we normally do, since the Metasploit release each week triggers automatically. But it's been such a week of surprise vulnerabilities and improvements that it made sense to get a few…

Metasploit Wrapup

We had a great time meeting everyone at the various Metasploit events at hacker summer camp last week, including two popup capture the flag events with Metasploitable3, the Open Source Security Meetup and selling Metasploit 0xf Anniversary Tour.…

Metasploit Wrapup

Spring has come again to Austin, TX, home of the Rapid7 Metasploit team. While the season here brings pollen and allergies, it also brings fields full of bluebonnets and folks taking pictures before they all disappear. Let's celebrate by looking at what's popped up in…

Metasploit Wrapup

Metasploit 5 Development Has Begun It's 2018, the ice is melting in Austin, and as we hinted last October, Metasploit 5 development efforts have begun in earnest. We have a laundry list of features that we are working on for it. The first feature merged…

12 Memorable Metasploit Moments of 2017

This HaXmas, we delve into 12 Memorable Metasploit Moments from 2017 that inspired us, impressed us, and made us feel more connected to our global community of contributors, users, and friends.…

Metasploit Wrapup

What's coming down the pipeline for Metasploit? Brent Cook brings you October's first Metasploit wrap-up.…

Metasploit: The New Shiny

It's been a while since I've written a blog post about new stuff in Metasploit (and I'm not sure if the editors will let me top the innuendo of the last one). But I'm privileged to announce that I'm speaking about Metasploit twice next month:…

Metasploit Framework Valentines Update

Valentines day is just around the corner! What could be a nicer gift for your sweetie than a bundle of new Metasploit Framework updates? The community has been as busy as ever delivering a sweet crop of sexy exploits, bug fixes, and interesting new features.…