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Submission + - Metasploit acquired by Rapid7 (

lvorthma writes: From HD Moore: I am excited to announce that Metasploit has been acquired by Rapid7 and that myself and Egypt will be working on Metasploit as our full-time jobs. Rapid7 has committed to keeping the project open source, with no plans to change the license or the community development model. What will be changing is how fast we add new exploits, integrate new features, and release new versions. By backing Metasploit, Rapid7 will benefit from the extensive security research experience of the Metasploit team and use this to enhance its existing NeXpose product line.

Submission + - Deposit the "Wrong" Amount of Cash in Your Bank, G (

corbettw writes: "Reason has a story up about a North Carolina convicted and sentenced to 30 years in prison for depositing money into his bank account. Not ill-gotten gains, just money he received from clients and dutifully reported to the IRS and paid taxes on. But because he deposited it in chunks less than $10,000, he's going to prison for the rest of his life."

Submission + - Metasploit Project Sold (

ancientribe writes: The wildly popular open-source Metasploit penetration testing tool project has been sold to Rapid7, a vulnerability management vendor, paving the way for a commercial version of Metasploit to eventually hit the market. HD Moore, creator of Metasploit, was hired by Rapid7 and will continue heading up the project. This is big news for the indie Metasploit Project, which now gets full-time resources, which Moore says will translate into faster turnaround for new features. Just what a commercial Metasploit product will look like is still in the works, but Rapid7 expects to keep the Metasploit penetration testing tool as a separate product with "high integration" into Rapid7's vulnerability management products.

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