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It all comes down to properly inform your client. You got hired for a reason, it's your job to explain your client this will not attract hackers. What's your scope? Isn't this stated in your statement of work (SOW)? Explain to them that if they want their public facing assets to be secure, an nmap scan is one step of the many ways to determine the level of ...


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I say put up an IDS and/or enable firewall logging capable of detecting port scans. Wait for one to happen naturally, and then show the client the evidence that they're already being port-scanned. Alternately, you can simply schedule some downtime, unplug the WAN interface from the Internet, plug it into a standalone local router that pretends to be the ...


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Which version of nmap are you using? Run nmap --version to find out. If the version in your repository is outdated you can grab the sources and compile them on your own: $ tar zxvf nmap_6.47.tgz $ cd nmap_6.47 $ make # make install You can also increase the verbosity level by setting the -v [1..6] flag in order to get a better view of what nmap is ...



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