The reason why I ask this question is for another source for understanding. I've read through OTW's articles and threads many, many times. However, I'm finding it challenging to successfully engage a node here at the home network. All computers are running windows 7 or windows 8.1 with ALL updates from the OS, and software as well. So I'm finding it very challenging to hack one of my nodes. Any help or suggestions for other ways to go about it? Maybe, manually install meterpreter on their system via USB flash drive and see if my launch from my BTr3 laptop will work?
I think, for now even though I haven't gotten it to work yet, I think my most favorite exploit is this one found on . Here, it states that the exploit will work on any OS as long as it has Internet explorer 8.1 or earlier installed, and it'll host the payload of reverse TCP. This one is already one of my most favorites. I fully understand the requirements, too.
So, my main and only question to the community is -- what is your most commonly used exploit and payload? Please share. There are SOOO many to choose from, it's hard to navigate to get one that'll do the job. IF anyone has any input, it'd be great. Thanks!!! Tell me about your method of practice. Thanks!!