Task 8.2: Penetration Testing with Retina

Now that you have experienced Tenable Network Security’s Nessus vulnerability scanner, it is appropriate that you have an opportunity to evaluate the Retina security scanner by eEye. Retina is another full-featured scanner with the ability to scan an entire class-C network in less than 15 minutes, and it can even do so from a nonadministrator account. Most functions can be run from a nonadministrator account.

Scenario

Your manager has tasked you with evaluating Retina’s vulnerability scanner.

Scope of Task

Duration

This task should take about 15 minutes.

Setup

This task will require you to download and install Retina, a vulnerability scanner.

Caveat

Vulnerability scanners can cause IDSs to signal an attack. ...

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