Tools that pair their services with browsers

Burp Suite pairs with OWASP Webgoat with your browser pointing to: localhost:8080/WebGoat/attack The Nessus service pairs with your browser pointing to: https://127.0.0.1:8834 OpenVAS pairs with the Greenbone Security Assistant, with your browser pointing to https://127.0.0.1:9392  

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How to Install and Configure Nessus

Go to nessus.org/download/nessus_download.php Download the version for your OS, for example Nessus Home.  The file name will look something like Nessus-4.4.0-ubuntu804_XXX.deb (the XXX represents the filename which can change as new versions are released) Save the file to the root directory Switch to the terminal screen.  In Terminal, type: root@bt:~# ls *.deb to look for […]

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What is a vulnerability assessment?

A Vulnerability Assessment is a process that defines, identifies, and classifies the security holes (vulnerabilities) in a computer, network, or communications infrastructure. Vulnerability assessments are performed by using an off-the-shelf software package, such as Nessus or OpenVas to scan an IP address or range of IP addresses for known vulnerabilities. In addition, vulnerability analysis can […]

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