Security tool more harmful than helpful?

Friday, 9 April 2004, 4:57 AM EST

The Metasploit Project and its founder, HD Moore, hope to change that perception.

On Wednesday, the project released an updated design framework to the Metasploit tool, which allows security experts to check computers on their networks and identify those vulnerable to newly released flaws. The updated framework, known as Metasploit Framework 2.0, enables people to create standardized plug-ins for the tool so that they can legally hack into computers by manipulating the latest security holes. The tool already has 18 exploits and 27 different possible payloads.

By Robert Lemos at CNET.

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