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Re: Nessus, Harmful?
From: John Jasen <jjasen () realityfailure org>
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2010 14:28:15 -0500

Zaki Akhmad wrote:

I want to do a nessus scanning, but before I'd like to know is it
nessus scanning harmful? Because I don't want to make the server down.

While a full nessus scan may crash services or your system, you may want
to consider that if you can do it legitimately, there's a chance the bad
guys can do it as well.

Of course, make sure you have all the appropriate permissions before

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