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Network Scanning Cookbook by Sairam Jetty

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How do it…

Perform the following steps:

  1. Open the Nessus Web Client.
  2. Log in to the Nessus Web Client with the user details created during installation.
  3. Follow the steps from the Selecting a compliance scan policy recipe.
  4. Navigate to the Credentials tab and select SSH credentials to be entered, as it is a Ubuntu test system. Select password-based authentication and fill in the Username and Password (unsafe!) fields, as shown here:

If you have remote root login disabled in any Linux system, you can log in as a low privilege user and elevate to root privilege, as Nessus provides an Elevate privileges with option. All you have to do is select ...

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