In this article, I’m going to show you how to download and install Metasploitable in VirtualBox. Sometimes in IT world when we start the Hacking and security, we can’t do penetration testing suddenly or hacking on any Windows, creators Mac or Linux because they are highly secured and well managed and made the creators and it is not that easy to hack and check security into the system.
Today, I am going to present an OS that gives you the opportunities to hack in and check the security of the OS, and it is the most easiest OS to hack in and check for securities and information inside the OS.
Metasploitable, yes Metasploitable is the OS which is the easiest to hack in and look after the information of the OS. Before I should start the installation of the OS, I will define the OS, and I will say how to use this OS and where to use and where not to use that because it can be dangerous for you also.
Download and Install Metasploitable in VirtualBox
What is Metasploitable, and where to use it?
To install Metasploitable in VirtualBox at first, we need to know what is Metasploitable. Metasploitable is a purposely vulnerable Linux machine which is used to test security tools and test conventional penetration testing methods on it. It will look just like a command prompt in Windows and as a terminal in Linux. I mean it doesn’t have any kinds of graphic design or something. Don’t use it when it is connected to an unknown or public network because as I said, it is a vulnerable machine which can be hacked easily.
What is Penetration Testing?
Penetration testing or pen-test is an attack on a computer system that looks for security weaknesses, want to get access to the computer’s features and data.
Let’s start to know more and to install this OS in a Virtual Machine.
We are going to show you how to download and install Metasploitable in Virtualbox.
Install Metasploitable in Virtualbox
Requirements for this OS.
- A virtual box is a virtualization machine that can install many Operating Systems inside itself. If you can’t install it, click here and learn how to install Virtual Box on Windows or Mac.
- Well when you are going to the site to download Metasploitable OS, The site need some information about you according to the picture below.
- After filling all the registration, click on the SUBMIT button at the bottom. On the next page, it will take just a click on the download button as the picture below.
- Extract the Metasploitable file.
- Open the Virtual Box and click the new button on the top right side of your Virtual Box. On the first option, write Metasploitable and select Kali Linux in the second option and click Next and go forward.
- After step 5, you will select the memory size ( RAM). You can use it as a default or give some extra and Click on next then Create button.
- This step, you will select the type of your Hard disk, and it is VDI(Virtualbox Disk Image). After that, click on Next button and again click Next button.
- Now you will select the Size and location of your Virtual machine.
- Now the settings are fixed up, and we have to select our downloaded OS, and for that, we must click on the Storage button as the picture below.
- Click on the small hard disk on the top right of the dialogue box as the picture.
- Now go the directory that Metasploitable is downloaded and select that.
- It is finished, and you are ready to open. To open that click the start button on the top right of the Virtualbox.
Note: – The password and the Username of the OS are msfadmin. And you can shut down it by writing power off and if you got any question or problem, do not hesitate to share with us. Install Metasploitable in VirtualBox.