This post is part 2 of a series about command and control basics and getting started with PowerShell Empire. We discuss Empire listeners, launchers / stagers, and agents; all the pieces you’ll need to create a C2 channel on a compromised host.
Before diving into a new tool or technique, it’s important to understand the underlying technology. In this post we explain the basic principles of Command and Control traffic. Following posts will apply these principles with examples from PowerShell Empire.