A security testing framework. It is used for identifying security vulnerabilities and improving security awareness. It supports automated penetration tests, which help eliminate the possibility of a threat before it becomes one, and thus, assume the attacker's position.

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First released 2003
Developed by H. D. Moore
Latest stable version Metasploit 6
Open-source No
Used by Booz Allen Hamilton Holding, Blue Canopy Group, LLC, Cvent Inc

Interesting facts

Metasploit is used in the TV series ‘Mr. Robot’.


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