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It depends on the exact vulnerabilities which have been found, but unless there are very specific threats like buffer overflow, code injection, etc. which have been found, the general answer is that if you do not use SSL, then you are not concerned by SSL weaknesses. SSL goal is to provide communication channel security through confidentiality, integrity ...


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What DrDinosaur said is correct, about the tools widely used like nmap being exactly that - tools - without any intention of their own, they are given an intention of good or bad by the person who uses them. Let me explain further: There are 4 stages of Security testing: - Recon - Mapping - Discovery - Exploitation Each stage has a different aim of gaining ...


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Those are vulnerability scanners, not just port scanners. People use them to find vulnerabilities in systems. It doesn't matter what their intentions are. If there are vulnerabilities, there's a fair chance the scanner will catch it. A hacker can chose to exploit any exploitable vulnerabilities. The scanners themselves don't exploit the systems; an attack ...



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