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Re: Nessus, Harmful?
From: "Adrian Puente Z." <puenteadrian () gmail com>
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 13:20:02 -0600

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In my experience:

Yes, it can be. You should tweak the settings based on the OS, cpu and
nerwork load and services he is running. Some tests can be intrusive os
can devour the CPU or the network. I have some experiencie killing
servers with Nessus and it's not fun. You should try with the
development enviroment first, and see what happens.

bests,



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lukasz () piatek pl wrote:
Hi.

As long as I have been using Nessus (for about 7 years) I never noticed such problems. The truth is that Nessus can 
cause certain law related problems if used in inappropriate manner (certain in depth scans can trigger IDS/IPS alerts 
which may lead to prosecution -- you may be taken as a intruder). If you want to do it legally do not bother about 
any unintentional DoS.

Regards,
&#321;ukasz Pi&#261;tek

http://blog.lukaszpiatek.com
http://lukasz.piatek.pl
http://ntsecurity.pl

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