How to Elevate a Netcat Shell to a Meterpreter Session for More Power & Control

Popping a shell is often the main goal of a hacker, and it can be exciting when executed properly, but sometimes they do have their limitations. Metasploit's Meterpreter probably needs no introduction, but this powerful, dynamic payload can offer a leg up over normal shells. To prove it, we'll show how to take a normal command shell and elevate it to a Meterpreter session. Shell vs. Meterpreter A shell is basically an interface that acts as a shortcut to the commands of an operating system. When it comes to hacking, there are two types of shells that are mainly talked about: bind shells and... more