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A piece of software and or hardware designed to detect the presence of vulnerabilities in an IT system.

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Nessus and other vulnerability scans will only scan using applicable packages, dependent on what ports and applications are found per host during discovery. Nessus isn't going to run a web vulnerabili …
answered Dec 4 '13 by GdD
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Nessus isn't a tcp scanner. Nmap is a scanner which finds open ports, Nessus is a vulnerability assessment tool which first uses a scanner to find open tcp and udp ports then then performs tests on th …
answered May 9 '14 by GdD
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Whether you could pursue legal action depends on the contract and terms of service you have established, however that's probably not the right way to go as it will cost you money and lose you at least …
answered Jan 14 '16 by GdD
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Tenable nessus would be my recommendation. It's reasonably well documented and there's a large support community. The vulnerability db is a week behind in the free version but that's not a disaster.
answered Jul 2 '12 by GdD
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Vulnerability scanners are designed to port scan hosts and then decide what further checks to do based on the results of the port scan. They are not designed to use port scan information from another …
answered Dec 11 '13 by GdD
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Answer to Q2 first, you missed a critical point in your list, and that is keeping your PDF reader, java client software, and flash player up to date. Keeping your OS up to date is important, but keepi …
answered Oct 18 '12 by GdD
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The major issue here is that your printer is accessible from outside your network. I've never seen a situation where printers need to be accessible from outside a network, and I mean ever! I suggest y …
answered Nov 6 '12 by GdD
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There may be software out there that could introduce packet delays, however there are considerations against using that: introducing packet delays may interfere with OS or application fingerprinting …
answered Feb 13 '13 by GdD