Social engineering also known as human hack, social engineering is an act to manipulate human mind to get the desire goals. Social engineering is a general term and on daily life everyone implement it but usage of social engineering in hacking and penetration testing is little different. The main use of social engineering in hacking is to get the information, maintaining access and so on.
There are various social engineering tips and tricks available on the Internet beside these tips there is a social engineering toolkit available for implement computer based social engineering attack.
What Is Social Engineering Toolkit
In this article I will discuss about the usage of social engineering toolkit on backtrack 5 to hack a windows operating system, but before going to the actual tutorial I want to share the basic introduction of social engineering toolkit that would really help for the beginner.
The Social-Engineering Toolkit (SET) is a python-driven suite of custom tools which solely focuses on attacking the human element of penetration testing. It’s main purpose is to augment and simulate social-engineering attacks and allow the tester to effectively test how a targeted attack may succeed.
Social-Engineering toolkit available on backtrack like on backtrack 5, backbox, blackbuntu, Gnacktrack and other Linux distribution that are used for penetration testing.
If you are using some other Linux distribution than use the command to get SET.
svn co http://svn.secmaniac.com/social_engineering_toolkit set/
Social Engineering Toolkit Tutorial
Well for this tutorial I am using backtrack 5 and the tutorial will teach you a single method to own a computer by using SET toolkit while more SET tutorial will be post on later articles. For the best result I have made video tutorial so,
As I have said on the video that more command on the article so here is the necessary commands.
The ‘ps’ command displays a list of running processes on the target.
If you want to get the DOS screen of victim PC for downloading and upload your backdoor and other jobs use shell.
meterpreter > shell
Process 39640 created.
Channel 2 created.
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
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