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Understanding Network Scanning in Web Application Penetration Testing

What is Network Scanning in Web Penetration Testing?

Network scanning is the method used to scan a network, primarily for security assessment and maintaining the system. Hackers use it for carrying out attacks. 

Ethical hackers and technical teams use network scanning to check whether the devices in work are working as expected and there are no vulnerabilities and loopholes. By finding the issues, they can then troubleshoot them. 

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Types of Scans in Network Scanning

Here are the different network scanning types in website penetration testing:

  • Network Scanning

As discussed above, network scanning is the technique to scan the devices and systems in a network for vulnerabilities and inconsistencies. Its role is to help admins and ethical hackers find and fix the vulnerabilities so that hacking attacks on the network can be avoided. 

  • Port Scanning

Penetration testers use port scanning techniques to identify the open ports or doors in a system that can be compromised by the attackers. If compromised, the hackers can find the live hosts, firewalls, OS, and devices connected to the system.

  • Vulnerability Scanning

It is the automated scanning of the systems in a network to find whether there are any vulnerabilities or loopholes.

Introduction to Network Scanning

Introduction to Network Scanning

Network Scanning with Metasploit

Network Scanning with Metasploit 

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