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Kali Linux Cookbook - Second Edition by Bob Perciaccante, Corey P. Schultz

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How to do it...

We will perform a basic vulnerability scan using OpenVAS:

  1. Connect to the OpenVAS service on the Kali Linux system by opening a browser and navigating to https://[your Kali IP]:9392; accept the certificate security warning, and create an exception for the invalid certificate.
  2. To prepare a more permanent implementation, create a new user that is unique to your use. From the dashboard, navigate to Administration | Users. You will see the list of configured users (in this case, since this is a default installation, there should only be Admin). Under Actions for the user admin, click on Clone.
  3. Once cloned, you will be taken to the new account overview page. Click on the Edit User option in the upper-left part to edit the details ...

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