How to Perform a Large-Scale Network Security Audit with OpenVAS’s GSA

In my previous article, I discussed installing and configuring OpenVAS on Kali Linux. Now it's time to start using OpenVAS with the Greenbone Security Assistant to audit networks for security issues. This can be extremely helpful when you are looking for vulnerabilities or misconfigurations in a large number of hosts. When dealing with any form of mass scanning utility, there are some drawbacks. This type of scanning is noisy. In this context, "noisy" means active scans are being conducted which may be logged or detected. If you want to keep your presence a secret, this is not the tool to use... more