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Kali Linux Cookbook by David De Smet, Willie L. Pritchett

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Installing, configuring, and starting Nessus

In this recipe, we will install, configure, and start Nessus. Nessus depends on vulnerability checks in the form of feeds in order to locate vulnerabilities on our chosen target. Nessus comes in two flavors of feeds: Home and Professional.

  • Home Feed: The Home Feed is for noncommercial/personal usage. Using Nessus in a professional environment for any reason requires the use of the Professional Feed.
  • Professional Feed: The Professional Feed is for commercial usage. It includes support and additional features such as unlimited concurrent connections and so on. If you are a consultant and are performing tests for a client, the Professional Feed is the one for you.

For our recipe, we will assume you are utilizing ...

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