Exploit Development: Learning Binary Exploitation with Protostar

Being able to write your own hacking tools is what separates the script kiddies from the legendary hackers. While this can take many forms, one of the most coveted skills in hacking is the ability to dig through the binary files of a program and identify vulnerabilities at the lowest level. This is referred to as binary exploitation, and today we're going to check out a tool known as Protostar. What Is Protostar? Protostar is a vulnerable virtual machine from exploit-exercises.com. This website hosts several virtual machines that focus more on manual exploitation. Kiss Metasploit and... more