Vulnerability scanners can help you automate security auditing and can play a crucial part in your IT security. They can scan your network and websites for up to thousands of different security risks, producing a prioritized list of those you should patch, describe the vulnerabilities, and give steps on how to remediate them. Some can […]
Category: Web vulnerability assessments
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 […]
What is OpenVAS?
OpenVAS is a vulnerability scanner. It is a framework of several services and tools offering a comprehensive and powerful vulnerability scanning and vulnerability management solution. It is open source and it is free. Click here for instructions on installing OpenVAS in Kali. The installation process worked for me as of 6/29/2016 although it required more […]