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How to Scan a Remote Host using Nessus Vulnerability Scanner

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In our previous article, we covered how to install and setup Nessus on Linux System. In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to scan a target host for Vulnerabilities with Nessus vulnerability scanner. Create New Scan To create a new scan, login to Nessus web UI and click Scans tab in the top navigation bar. This opens My Scans folder...

How to Install and Configure Nessus Scanner on Ubuntu 18.04/CentOS 7

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Identifying vulnerabilities is the first step towards securing your environment. Nessus is the de-facto industry standard vulnerability assessment solution. It helps to easily identify and fix vulnerabilities - including software flaws, missing patches, malware, and misconfigurations across a variety of operating systems, devices and applications. In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to install, setup and use Nessus...

A Simple Way to Reset MySQL/MariaDB root Password

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In this guide, we are going to learn how the simplest way of how to reset MySQL/MariaDB root password just in case you have lost, forgotten or just want to change it. Reset MySQL/MariaDB root Password To reset reset MySQL/MariaDB root password, step through the following; NOTE: You must execute the following commands as root or with sudo privileges. Stop MariaDB/MySQl Service Login to...

How to Setup or Join Zoom Meetings on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

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In our previous tutorial, we learnt how to install Zoom Meetings client on Ubuntu 18.04. In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to join Zoom Meetings or Schedule a meeting with Zoom on Ubuntu 18.04. Joining a Zoom Meeting on Ubuntu 18.04 Each meeting has a unique 9, 10, or 11-digit number called a Meeting ID that will be required...

How to Install Zoom Video Communications Client on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

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Zoom is an easy to use and secure communication software that offers video conferencing, online meetings, chat, mobile collaboration and webinars across multiple platforms: mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems. In this tutorial, we are going to learn how install Zoom client on Ubuntu 18.04 desktop so that you can be able to join Zoom meetings. Download Zoom Package To download...

How to Configure SSH to use a different Port on CentOS 7

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In this guide, we are going to learn how to Configure SSH to use a different Port on CentOS 7. Even though configuring SSH Server to listen on a different port other than the default port, 22, may not gain you much from security point of view, there are still some advantages that goes with it; reduces attack surface by...

How to Make and Install Programs from Source Code In Linux

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Even though most Linux distributions have extensive package repositories from where any package can be installed so easily using a specific *Nix distribution package manager that handles the package compilation and any required dependency automatically, sometimes there may arise a need to compile and install a program from a source code ourselves for instance to fix a bug, install...

How to Install and Setup AlienVault HIDS Agent on a Windows Host

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There are two ways in which AlienVault HIDS agent can be installed on a Microsoft Windows system. Automatically install a pre-configured agent on the host from the AV server or download it and install it on the host yourself. The pre-configured installer has the server IP and authentication key configured automatically. Download a binary installer and manually install and...

How to Install and Configure AlienVault HIDs Agent on a Linux Host

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In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to install and configure AlienVault HIDS (Host Intrusion Detection) agents on a Linux as well as a Windows system. AlienVault uses OSSEC HIDS agents for Host Intrusion Detection. To actively monitor all aspects of system activity; file integrity monitoring, log monitoring, rootcheck, and process monitoring, OSSEC agents that collect all these...

Import Assets to AlienVault USM/OSSIM using a CSV file

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In this article, we are going to learn how to import assets to AlienVault USM/OSSIM using CSV file. The assets in this case refers to hosts, servers, routers, or any other device or endpoint you want to monitor for HIDs, NIDs, file integrity, vulnerability using AlienVault USM/OSSIM server. In our previous article, we learned how to install and set up...