We’re rewarding the question askers & reputations are being recalculated! Read more.

Questions tagged [network-scanners]

Programs that map out a network to figure out which computers and services are available to be exploited.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
2
votes
0answers
53 views

Where to run long automated scans? [closed]

I'm trying to run some automated scans without stopping for long periods of time (each scan can take anywhere from 8 hours to 3 days). I currently don't have a PC I can leave running for many days ...
1
vote
0answers
36 views

Router reboots when doing port scan [closed]

This question is very much related to Router reboots when using Nmap, the difference is that I'm actually interested in a practical solution to this problem. I have a piece of C code that is doing ...
-4
votes
1answer
161 views

Pentesting: Active vs Passive Scan [closed]

I couldn't find answers to this question on this forum so I'm just gonna ask: What are Active Scans and Passive Scans? What are their differences? Please include in your answer(s): differences in ...
7
votes
4answers
26k views

Could Nmap scan switches/routers

Nmap can scan and sometimes successfully detect the running OS in the remote host. However, can nmap scan routers and switches? Most of them use an embedded system.
0
votes
1answer
83 views

Incorrect results via Nexpose, but displaying correct one with Nmap

We are scanning our network via Nexpose. Recently an asset was found vulnerable to Wannacry CVE 2017-0146 SMB Remote code execution vulnerability. However when i have tested it same through Nmap it ...
2
votes
2answers
210 views

Should ports be visible to nmap?

I'm currently working on the firewall when I discovered that the firewall exposes a lot of ports outside of the internal network. I discovered this when setting up a new FTP server using a basic nmap ...
-2
votes
2answers
186 views

Did I just find a bug in CloudFlare or is this a feature?

While doing penetration testing for a client I stumbled upon a security incident. CloudFlare promises to hide the origin IP address when using its DNS. I went to dnsdumpster.com, inputted my client's ...
0
votes
1answer
141 views

Advice to detect suspicious activities on network

A private network (about 150 PCs) is connected to the internet through an edge router. According to the net admin, his network is scanned from the outside, at the edge router. I don’t have any more ...
0
votes
0answers
77 views

Port scanning - Idle scan 2.0?

I have some server applications and from time to time I'm being victim of some attacks which might be of interest and I'm going to describe in the following. The most recent attack originated from ...
2
votes
2answers
6k views

Import nmap scan results into OpenVAS

I have recently been introduced to OpenVAS for scanning our network at work. I am familiar with nmap, and I am happy with it's performance when used stand-alone from the cli, through iptraf I can see ...
0
votes
1answer
81 views

Nmap scan slow on some IP ranges [closed]

I'm a security newbie trying to scan a VPN in the range 10.0.0.0 - 10.0.15.254 using nmap on Kali Linux. The routing table: route -n Kernel IP routing table Destination Gateway Genmask ...
2
votes
1answer
511 views

How to “Scan for hosts” only using ettercap (“text”) terminal interface?

I've been looking for a command to "Scan for hosts" in terminal ("text") ettercap. Do anyone knows how to scan the local subnet from the ettercap terminal? The graphical ("gtk") ettercap has the ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

A PC constantly scans my network for IP addresses using ARP

Using wireshark I have found that one PC on my network constantly scans for devices on the network using ARP, e.g. Who has 192.168.0.26? Tell 192.168.0.10 It does that approx. 2 times a second and ...
0
votes
1answer
97 views

Firebase ports scanning using nmap

Purely for research purposes used nmap to check security of my application deployed to Firebase. However, there some questions which I can't understand: Why Firebase has open so many ports? Something ...
3
votes
1answer
927 views

NMAP results inconsistent

I'm doing a NMAP scan that runs continuously. For some reason the results are not consistent. Sometimes it detects all the connected devices of the local network and sometimes only some of them. ...
25
votes
3answers
5k views

How wise is it to use a tool for portspoofing at your server to confuse attackers?

I came across this tool recently https://github.com/drk1wi/portspoof How efficient will it be to use it to confuse hackers doing port scanning? If it's actually going to be pretty efficient, why ...
3
votes
6answers
1k views

What are the best pratices to avoid my server being port scanned

The title probably says it all. I just wanna know what are the best technics to avoid having a port scanner detecting open ports on my server. I'm using a Linux distro as my OS (Ubuntu Server).
0
votes
1answer
178 views

Malicious IP addresses [closed]

I am looking for updated lists of IP addresses that belong to malware's C&C, botnets, malicious scanners, or other sort of malicious activities. Is there any public database of malicious IP ...
0
votes
1answer
90 views

Hardening against Nmap and other network scanners

It is possible to make Server respond with irrelevant data if it is scanned with Nmap? If yes, are there any examples of such SW?
0
votes
2answers
116 views

Can wireshark capture the exact payload and end point of API used by my Mobile APP?

I was just wondering if someone having total control over his/her network, is running my mobile app. Also wireshark is capturing all requests made using the network. My app is calling API endpoint ...
4
votes
1answer
7k views

NMAP - Closed vs Filtered

A lot of people seem to ask this question, as there are a bunch of posts about it; however I feel like none truly answer the question (that I have found). I want to understand why NMAP decides to ...
2
votes
4answers
7k views

Determining false positives when scanning for live hosts with Nmap

When doing a vulnerability assessment on a large network, it seems general practice to determine which hosts on the network are live. This can be done in various ways. From what I have read it is ...
3
votes
5answers
384 views

How to introduce delay in scanning tools that do not implement delay without touching source code?

Usually scanning tools implement a switch in order to delay requests and not flood the target. Sometimes there tools that do not implement this delay option. Is there a way to delay packets from ...
1
vote
0answers
512 views

How secure is my apartment's building wide wifi network using Spectrum Community Solutions?

Recently my apartment moved from having individual modems (with our own router/wifi network) to this Spectrum Community Solutions building wide network. Everyone can connect to the network anywhere, ...
12
votes
5answers
20k views

How to detect hosts running in virtual machines with nmap?

I have to determine if a given subnet has virtual hosts. Are there any ideas about what switches to use?
-1
votes
1answer
67 views

Finding location of malicious internal IP in Wide Area Network [closed]

Malicious Traffic detected from an internal IP in Wide Area Network (Network of multiple cities in a country). How to find the city of that IP address in Wide Area Network? There is no IP subnet by ...
-1
votes
1answer
123 views

How to find out which application runs behind port 31337?

I found an open port on a "Kartina Quattro" (https://www.kartina.tv/article/247-kartina-quattro). It's a device for watching russian TV channels. The port number is 31337 and the Service is called ...
2
votes
4answers
623 views

Router Receiving Unknown Packets from the Same IP and Port Even After Address Rotations - How?

One of our client's routers is receiving packets from the same source IP address and port repeatedly, even when the router is rebooted and obtains a fresh dynamically assigned IP address, and while no ...
0
votes
2answers
371 views

Open ports on my NetGear router

I ran an nmap scan on my home router and I am seeing a ton of open ports. Is this normal? How do I go about closing them? $ nmap 192.168.1.1 Starting Nmap 7.70 ( https://nmap.org ) at 2019-03-16 20:...
1
vote
0answers
28 views

Nmap showing different open ports every few seconds [duplicate]

I'm running Nmap on an Amazon Web Services EC2 instance but between runs just a couple seconds apart, I'm getting new results. Is this normal? I'm seeing open ports then they don't show. I'm running ...
5
votes
3answers
2k views

Why would a stealth scan attract more attention than a connect scan?

I'm reading an Information Security book and am faced with the question: Why may nmap stealth scans(SYN) attract more attention than simple connect scans(TCP connect())? Why might it be?
-1
votes
1answer
444 views

TCP Scans vs SYN Scans in port scanning

What is the difference between TCP Scans and SYN Scans?
0
votes
2answers
3k views

Why doesn't `nmap -sn 192.168.2.1/150` show the hosts that are up?

I wanted to know the hosts that were up on my network. So while working with Nmap I couldn't understand why using the command nmap -sn 192.168.2.1/150 it didn't want to tell me the hosts that were up, ...
2
votes
2answers
391 views

nmap - Difference between “Filtered” and “Admin-Prohibited”

I am a rather new user to nmap. By using some Google-Fu, I am still not able to ascertain what is the criteria used in order to distinguish "filtered" ports from "admin-prohibited" as they both seem ...
1
vote
2answers
484 views

Is there a way to see if an nMap scan in the background is progressing?

I have launched an nMap scan from an Ubuntu machine with the following parameters: nmap -Pn -T3 -sS -sV -iL /home/tsouser/Desktop/Scope.txt --reason --top-ports 100 --max_rtt_timeout 200ms --...
44
votes
3answers
9k views

Does a fake SSH server have any purpose security-wise?

I stumbled upon this sshesame software which appears to imitate an SSH server accepting any username/password, only instead of executing the subsequent shell commands it logs them in a file. What I ...
0
votes
0answers
236 views

Why nmap password scanner completes in 10 seconds and doesn't give any result?

I'm completely new to nmap and I'm trying to brute force passwords on a target. A command that I'm trying is: nmap -p 80 --unprivileged --script http-form-brute <target> But instead of "...
0
votes
1answer
270 views

XMAS Scan vs Inverse TCP

Whats the difference between a XMAS Tree scan and an Inverse TCP scan using the FIN, URG, and PSH flags? Are they the same thing? XMAS Tree scans are designed to manipulate the PSH, URG and FIN flags ...
1
vote
1answer
123 views

Nessus Report Total 0?

This may seem like a slightly esoteric question but, I am wondering if it possible to achieve a result summary in Nessus where the Total is 0 for a windows server? Things that have no risk factors ...
3
votes
1answer
140 views

How do I know that the request and response is using encryption protocols in burp suite?

I know these things can easily be done on wireshark, tshark, etc but is it possible to know that the request I forwarded and the response I received is using protocols such as TLS, TLSv1.2, TCP, HTTP, ...
1
vote
1answer
203 views

Can you scan unmanaged switches with vulnerability scanners?

The target switches do not have IP addresses and most scanners require IPs as targets. Can you scan unmanaged switches with vulnerability scanners? What scanners can target layer 2?
1
vote
3answers
868 views

Spytechphone - iPhone

When port scanning my iPhone I get an RST, ACK from 'Spytechphone' over port 8192, does anyone know what this port does? I can't find any useful information. [1] http://www.iana.org/assignments/...
2
votes
2answers
9k views

How to block network scans with pfsense?

I am using pfsense as a firewall, and I would like to know how I can stop network scans from enumerating open services and ports.
1
vote
0answers
120 views

Router detects my Nessus scan and kicks me off the network [closed]

I'm trying nessus on a public router. When I run a scan on the router at 10.0.0.1, the router somewhat detects it and proceeds to kick me off. If I put targets : 10.0.0.2-10.0.0.255 (scann all ...
-4
votes
2answers
148 views

Get IP address of camera

Is it possible to get the global IP address of a nearby camera? For example, an IP camera that is connect to a network, but you are not on that network, and cant get access for whatever reason) but ...
1
vote
2answers
199 views

Internet monitoring and DNS encryption

If someone hides their DNS traffic by encrypting it with a service such as OpenDNS's DNSCrypt, would you still be able to see which URLs they're viewing? Also, if that person uses HTTPS 100% of the ...
1
vote
1answer
379 views

NMAP reporting all ports open

I'm trying to scan my targets for open ports. However, NMAP reports all of them as 'open'. I know there's a firewall in between. I tried the SYN scan, and when I check the traffic in WireShark I see ...
5
votes
3answers
36k views

How does Network Discovery OFF protect my computer?

Yes, it seems that the computer will not respond to pinging. But any computer with a packet sniffer will be able to see my ip once I send any packet to the router. So basically, if I'm surfing the ...
1
vote
3answers
334 views

Nmap scanning single port too fast? Shows as filtered?

I ran into an issue when trying to scan a single port on a single machine. I ran a range scan to find machines with port 25 open. Then I just arbitrarily chose one to work on. I scan that machine with ...
0
votes
2answers
712 views

Multiple Open ports on a server, is that safe? [closed]

Using nmap I try to scan a server as a result I get multiple open ports. For example when I try to scan domain.com as a result: 7/tcp open echo 9/tcp open discard 13/tcp open daytime 21/tcp filtered ...