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Network Scanning Cookbook

By : Sairam Jetty
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Network Scanning Cookbook

By: Sairam Jetty

Overview of this book

Network scanning is a discipline of network security that identifies active hosts on networks and determining whether there are any vulnerabilities that could be exploited. Nessus and Nmap are among the top tools that enable you to scan your network for vulnerabilities and open ports, which can be used as back doors into a network. Network Scanning Cookbook contains recipes for configuring these tools in your infrastructure that get you started with scanning ports, services, and devices in your network. As you progress through the chapters, you will learn how to carry out various key scanning tasks, such as firewall detection, OS detection, and access management, and will look at problems related to vulnerability scanning and exploitation in the network. The book also contains recipes for assessing remote services and the security risks that they bring to a network infrastructure. By the end of the book, you will be familiar with industry-grade tools for network scanning, and techniques for vulnerability scanning and network protection.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)

Removing Nmap

The uninstallation process of Nmap is pretty straightforward on both Windows and Linux. This will remove all the dependencies and libraries that have been installed by Nmap.

How to do it...

Follow these steps to uninstall Nmap on Windows:

  1. Navigate to the Control Panel of the Windows machine
  2. Select Uninstall or change a program
  3. Locate and select the Nmap package in the list of software installed
  4. Click Uninstall

This will uninstall the Nmap software and its data from any Windows machine.

There's more...

In Linux-based distributions you can simply delete...