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Kali Linux 2: Windows Penetration Testing by Bo Weaver, Wolf Halton

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Setting up and configuring OpenVAS

Recon is everything, so a good vulnerability scanner is necessary. Kali come with OpenVAS installed. It must be configured and updated before use. Fortunately, Kali comes with a helpful script to set this up. This can be found under Applications | openvas initial setup. Clicking on this will open a terminal window and run the script for you. This will set up the self-signed certificates for SSL and download the latest vulnerability files and related data. It will also generate a password for the admin account on the system.

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Be sure to save this password as you will need it to login. You can change it after your first login.

Kali also comes with a check setup script which will check the services and configuration. ...

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