Reference: Acunetix Authenticated testing can add a lot of value to your overall security assessment results. You’ll find a lot more missing patches, weak share permissions, and general misconfigurations. But before you start testing with authentication, there are a few things you need to know: Authenticated scans will give you give you a ton of […]
What is a TCP port scan?
A common Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) port scan sends a TCP SYN (synchronize) packet to a specific port of a server as part of the TCP three-way handshake. If the server responds with a SYN/ACK (synchronize/acknowledge) packet, the scanner knows the port is open. However, instead of completing the three-way handshake, the scanner can send […]