An introduction to Nessus


Author: JT Smith “There are a number of security scanners out there. Most of them are vendor specific, and each boasts a number of
vulnerability checks to determine what is secure on your system and what is not. So what if you are a hardcore open source
paranoid like myself who wouldn’t think to spend a dime on the latest commercial security scanner from CyberSlueths or
CrackerCops? Well there is a superior alternative that is regularly updated, free, and open source. It’s called Nessus, and it is
by far the best scanner available.”


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