How to Use Stagers in Powershell Empire for Post Exploitation of Windows Hosts

Welcome back! This is the second tutorial for Powershell Empire, an amazing framework that is widely used by penetration testers for exploiting Microsoft Windows Hosts. In this guide, we explore setting up listeners, generating a stager, and getting our first agent to connect back to us. In the previous post we learned how to install Powershell Empire and discussed the purpose of modules, listeners, stagers, and agents. Before we begin, let's recap what we learned last time: Listeners are the channels which receive connections from our target machine. Stagers are used to set the stage for... more