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  • Netcat and socat

  • Christophe

    September 18, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    In the “attacking web apps manually” lesson of my course, I show how to use socat to create a reverse shell to connect to the target server/container.

    Socat is a tool familiar to netcat, which most tutorials focus on. Netcat is considered to be a bit more basic and has less functionality, but it’s not quite as verbose. So people typically use netcat over socat unless they need functionality that’s not supported, since it’s a bit easier to use.

    I recommend that you try using both and decide which you prefer, and that’s why I covered socat since it’s not as widely covered!

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