Nikto - website scanner for vulnerabilities

Started by arthyk, Aug 10, 2022, 07:31 AM

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Before attacking any site, a hаcker or pentester first makes a list of targets. After he does some good reconnaissance and finds weaknesses to target, he will need a web server scanning tool such as Nikto to help find vulnerabilities - potential attack vectors.

Nikto is a simple, open-source web server scanner that checks a website and reports vulnerabilities found that can be exploited or hаcked. In addition, it is one of the most widely used website vulnerability scanning tools in the entire industry and is considered the industry standard in many circles.

Before you start scanning with Nikto, it's best to do a preliminary reconnaissance with an open source tool like Maltego. These tools can be helpful in creating a profile and building a more specific list of goals to focus on. Once you've done that, you can use Nikto to find potential vulnerabilities against targets on your list. With luck, a vulnerability with a known exploit will be found, which means that there is already a tool that can help exploit this weak spot. With the help of an appropriate tool that automatically exploits the vulnerability, a hаcker can gain access to the target to perform any number of covert attacks, such as adding malicious code. 8)