The collection of NSE scripts is divided into the following categories:
auth: These are scripts related to user authentication.
broadcast: This is a very interesting category of scripts that uses broadcast petitions to gather information.
brute: This category of scripts helps conduct brute-force password auditing.
default: These are the scripts that are executed when a script scan is executed (
discovery: These are scripts related to host and service discovery.
dos: These scripts are related to denial-of-service attacks.
exploit: These are scripts that exploit security vulnerabilities.
external: This category is for scripts depending on a third-party service.
fuzzer: These are NSE scripts focused on fuzzing.