Today there are many different types of vulnerability assessment tools. In this video, learn some of the many choices available and explore a demo on how to use Nikto to test for vulnerabilities on web servers.
Vulnerabilities or weaknesses exist in … many different places: … in software, operating systems, networks, and even people. … We know that we should test for vulnerabilities … on a regular basis but the good news is that … there are many choices today for … vulnerability assessment tools. … Some are free, some are online, … and some are subscription-based. … Let's take a look at a couple of examples. … I'm here at HackerTarget.com, … OpenVas is a comprehensive security scanner … that helps identify vulnerabilities … and also provides the risk rating … and score for each vulnerability. … OpenVas is subscription based, … and I'll scroll down here, and here … it just talks about some of the benefits of OpenVas. … Tripwire is another type of product … that you can get to provide vulnerability scanning. … And I'll scroll down and it talks about … some of the benefits of this type of scanning. … And if you're curious about how this impacts in a positive … way in organization, they have some case studies. …
Note: The Ethical Hacking series maps to the 20 parts of the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) exam (312-50) version 10.
- Common causes of vulnerabilities
- Identifying and assessing vulnerabilities
- The Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
- Outsourcing vulnerability analysis
- Leveraging Nikto and other vulnerability assessment tools
- Securing mobile devices
- Defending the LAN