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Kali Linux Intrusion and Exploitation Cookbook by Ishan Girdhar, Dhruv Shah

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Using Nikto for web server assessment

In this recipe, we will learn about Nikto and its web server scanning capabilities. Nikto is an open source (GPL) web server scanner that performs comprehensive tests against web servers for multiple items, including over 6,700 potentially dangerous files/programs, checks for outdated versions of over 1,250 servers, and also checks for version-specific problems on over 270 servers.

Getting ready

To step through this recipe, you will need Kali Linux running on Oracle Virtualbox and an Internet connection. No other prerequisites are required.

How to do it...

For this recipe, you need to perform the following steps:

  1. Open the terminal and type Nikto, Nikto will display its help and switches available for use (you can ...

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