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Old 04-02-2012
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Does Panda security protect against metasploit attacks

Many system users might have know that metasploit is a powerful and free penetration testing tool available for all. Anyone one with some knowledge about metasploit can create powerful attacks over any system which is vulnerable. Script kiddies usually go for these kinds of hacking tools to play around and cause some damage to other user. I am also worried about such attacks and I want to know whether my Panda security capable to stop attacks from metasploit?
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Re: Does Panda security protect against metasploit attacks

The short answer is "sometimes yes ... and sometimes not," but as I always much prefer to see things that simply have to me, let's look at a series of posts that way the Antivirus systems are protected against exploitation of vulnerabilities, where would block when not, as sometimes we are able to elude to get perform actions or exploit vulnerabilities that a priori should be blocked.
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Re: Does Panda security protect against metasploit attacks

Metasploit does not spread automatically using its own but requires user intervention for propagation attacker. The Antivirus is not ubiquitous entities, are simply pieces of more or less complex software that monitor certain activities of our system. Actually, do not work very differently than they do the dreaded rootkits, except for the purpose.
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Re: Does Panda security protect against metasploit attacks

Metasploit has a functionality to encode Payloads that will allow us to code the Payload, which we are to avoid signature detection and, as in this case, some heuristic detections. To make absolutely sure that Metasploit has affected your computer, you have the following options:
  • Perform a full scan of your computer using Panda Antivirus, after checking that it is updated.
  • Check the computer with Panda ActiveScan , the free online tool from Panda Security which will quickly detect any possible viruses.
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Re: Does Panda security protect against metasploit attacks

At some point a sample of malware has fallen to an analyst at antivirus company and this has analyzed and created a signature, which is nothing but a series of tests that tell us if that malware is present or not . It may be a specific sequence of instructions, the values of some strings, a sequence of system calls, or anything else. Sometimes malware samples are coded in some way with what your body in each sample is different. In these cases the antivirus companies try to detect the decryption routine instead of the actual body of malware. But the attack might be in different form and cannot be detected easily as it fakes the antivirus.
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Re: Does Panda security protect against metasploit attacks

Metasploit payload served, payload.exe that once it lands on the AV-protected target system is recognized as harmful and may be blocked (depending on the on-access scan settings) by many anti-virus products. The panda also provides greater amount of protection again the Metasploit attack but there is no guarantee about that as the payload can be tricked as needed.
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Re: Does Panda security protect against metasploit attacks

Hacker Tool Metasploit is a favorite tool of penetration testers and security professionals to ensure the security of networks and systems testing. Many corporate networks have intrusion detection / prevention systems (IDS / IPS) and antivirus. A penetration test can require that a company like the present security is tested, or who is capable of detecting attacks. There are some kinds of attacks invisible to anti-virus and IDS / IPS. This can be achieved by limiting the number of scans and selecting the appropriate options inside the Metasploit.
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Re: Does Panda security protect against metasploit attacks

Many anti-virus companies detect Metasploit exploits and payloads as malware because they are in an attack can be used. However the hacker tool contains several options to circumvent detection by anti-virus. Recently the 'invisibility cloak' of Metasploit tested , with the goal of detection by the ten most popular antiviruses testing. The results were great.
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