For most testers, MobiSec will be installed on a VM running on their testing machine, however, I recently came across the need to run MobiSec on an ESXi server, and I don’t want to have to use the vSphere client (which only runs on Windows) to access the “console” on the VM. I could setup VNC on MobiSec (maybe an idea for a future blog entry), but my needs today are just for using MobiSec as a BeEF server, and possibly for Metasploit.
Neither of these tools require the Ubuntu GUI to setup and launch, so I decided on using SSH to remote access to MobiSec. The problem is, it’s not setup for that as it wasn’t something I thought of as a need until recently. So I’m including the instructions for setting up SSH using MobiSec v1.1, which is the latest release and is available on Source Forge at http://sourceforge.net/p/mobisec. I’m sure many of you already know how to setup a ssh server on Ubuntu, so these instructions will look familiar, however, there are a couple items to be aware of on MobiSec, so be sure to look through them before you get started.