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Kali Linux Network Scanning Cookbook by Justin Hutchens

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Installing Nessus on Kali Linux

Nessus is a highly functional vulnerability scanner that can be installed on the Kali Linux platform. This recipe will discuss the process to install, enable, and activate the Nessus service.

Getting ready

Prior to attempting to install the Nessus vulnerability scanner in Kali Linux, you will need to obtain a plugin feed activation code. This activation code is necessary to acquire the audit plugins used by Nessus to evaluate networked systems. If you are going to be using Nessus at home or exclusively within your lab, you can acquire a Home Feed Key for free. Alternatively, if you are going to be using Nessus to audit production systems, you will need to acquire a Professional Feed Key. In either case, you can acquire ...

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