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Originally Posted by Chris Kirsch

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You have voted in large numbers – and the results are out: design #36 is the winner of the Metasploit T-shirt design contest. Danny Chrastil submitted the winning design, featuring the Metasploit logo consisting of code from the payload osx/ppc/shell_reverse_tcp. The back shows the Metasploit splash screen cow, our legendary creature of mystery and superstition.

 

A few words about the winner: Danny Chrastil aka @DisK0nn3cT is a web applications developer and penetration tester from Denver, Colorado. He has been in web development for 7 years and in information security for 2 years now. Danny recently became a Metasploit user and admirer in 2010. When he’s not writing code or pen testing web applications, he is brushing up on his Metasploit Fu! Danny about the contest: “I was just trying to have fun with the design, I wanted to create something that looked cool but was also related to the awesome power of the Metasploit Framework.” Congratulations, Danny!

 

For those wondering how the votes turned out, I’ve posted the vote counts. We’ll also look into adding some of the other designs in the Metasploit store. Bear with us while we work out the details and stay posted for updates!

Originally Posted by Chris Kirsch

 

Wow – 87 entries for our T-Shirt competition in one week. We were very impressed with both quantity and quality of the entries we received for designing the new Metasploit T-shirt, which will be featured in the new Metasploit store.

 

Now, it’s your turn (again): We need you to vote for your favorite shirt. Starting with 87 entries, we conducted a quick office poll produce a shortlist of 15 for you to pick from. (Go here if you want to see all of them.)

 

Tremolo…. here they are (click on any image to enlarge it):

 

arrow-down Below – #12 by rezeusor: “There’s just something so wrong about being owned by an ASCII-art cow” (featuring the Metasploit cow)

 

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arrow-down Below – #14 by rezeusor: “My cow ate your firewall… then I milked your passwords” (featuring the Metasploit cow)

 

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arrow-down Below – #18 by Claire Medeiros: Her take on the Metasploit man

 

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arrow-down Below – #24 by jayrn: Helicopter chase

 

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arrow-down Below – #35 by Skip86: Metasploit shield with lightning bolts

 

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arrow-down Below – #36 by Danny Chrastil: Exploit hex code as pattern for Metasploit logo (featuring Metasploit cow)

 

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arrow-down Below – #39 by reeandra: The Metasploit Robot

 

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arrow-down Below – #40 by rezeusor: “Where the real penetration testers hang their hats”

 

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arrow-down Below – #44 by trevelyn412: “I got in”

 

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arrow-down Below – #45 by reeandra: “I hack villains” (featuring the Metasploit robot)

 

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arrow-down Below – #63 by gravisi: “I walk through firewalls”

 

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arrow-down Below – #67 by gravisi: “I mind-control computers”

 

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arrow-down Below – #72 by pan15: “Hack me if you can” (featuring the Metasploit ninja)

 

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arrow-down Below – #73 by reeandra: “I hack villains” (featuring white hat)

 

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arrow-down Below -  #77 by b0rsalin078: True Grit style

 

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Selected your favorite? Great – here is how you vote: Tweet the following sentence, replacing [number] with your favorite design number:

 

Twitter icon I’m voting for Metasploit T-shirt design #[number]! http://bit.ly/e4wsPt #metasploitswag


The community vote closes at midnight on Thursday 21 April Eastern Time.

 

A word to the designers: Thanks for your submissions! Feel free to write comments to explain your designs.

Originally Posted  by Chris Kirsch

 

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Don’t know what to wear for the next BlackHat conference? Afraid of going naked to B-Sides? We are too, so we decided to do something about it. We’re getting ready to launch our own Metasploit designer clothes – and you’re the designer!

 

To start off our Metasploit swag store, we’d like you to design a T-shirt. You must submit your own, original design. To enter, add your design to our 99designs competition and tweet the link with the hash tag #metasploitswag. The competition ends Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 1:45pm Eastern – and there’s a $150 cash prize! If you have questions about the competition, simply tweet them using the hash tag #metasploitswag.

 

Believe it or not, we’re not doing this to get rich. All proceeds of the Metasploit swag store will be donated to charity. Which one? Why don’t you tell us. Tweet your favorite charity with the hash tag #metasploitcharity. You don’t have to submit a T-shirt design to participate.

techeditor

Happy April Fools Day!

Posted by techeditor Apr 1, 2011

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As some folks may have noticed, the startup process for the Metasploit Console (msfconsole) has changed this morning. Windows users are now greeted with a slightly different message than they are used to:

 

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By the same token, Unix users will notice that the console has become a little more aggressive in terms of choosing targets on startup:

 

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The April Fools code can be disabled by setting the 'NOFOOL' shell environment variable to any value. Unix users who want to see the Windows version can also set the 'WINFOOL' environment variable prior to starting msfconsole (and likewise for Windows users by setting 'LINFOOL').

 

That's it for this year, we hope you enjoyed it!

 

- The Metasploit Team

 

PS. We have a shiny a new web site as of this morning, no joke!

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