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From: pusscat at metasploit.com (Pusscat)
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 11:50:15 -0500

Would these users be unable to make use of a prepackaged virtual machine on
their windows machines?


On 1/18/07 10:13 AM, "ken" <ken at klmsystems.com> wrote:

Wow, what a thread.  Here?s my .02:
 
I have been demonstrating metasploit now for nearly 2 years to students who
are learning how to conduct pen-tests.  I will use either *nix or Windows, but
the vast majority (somewhere close to 90%) must only use windows for their
tests because of a company mandate or other policy. When I am conducting an
independent pen test, and use both open source and commercial products, it?s
only at that time that companies don?t care what platform I use, because they
want the test to simulate what the hacker might be doing.
 
Now, to those who say that Windows users are script kiddies, where does that
come from?  Is it that so many script kiddies do use windows?  That?s like
saying all non-windows users are hackers and should be jailed.  Is that where
this discussion is leading?  I?ve worked with governments and companies of
many countries, and many of the fortune 100 here in the US, as well as the
DOD, US Armed Forces, Cent Comm, State Department, and on goes the list.  I?ve
met 1000?s of very skilled security specialists, those who are far from script
kiddies, and they are windows users.   If you abandon support for windows,
then I?d worry that the framework would become a thing of the past, and  that
the gap would be filled by someone else further down the road.
 
Please, those of you who take *nix vs. Windows as a religious ideology, let?s
be more broad-minded and realize that there?s a whole world out there who can
use this tool.  Let?s not become elitists.
 
PS: I love demonstrating  metasploit ? I demo this in our classes, online
seminars, and it?s featured in my video training which is used in over 200
training centers around the world.  Abandoning windows support would cause
this audience to abandon metasploit.  I don?t want to see this happen.



~ Puss

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