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Install Nikto web scanner on an Ubuntu VPS

Nikto is a Perl based, open source vulnerability tool which performs wide range of tests against web servers for thousands of vulnerabilitiesnikto, outdated versions and other known issues. Since Nikto is Perl based, it can run on all operating systems with Perl installed. In this tutorial we will show you how to install and use Nikto on an Ubuntu VPS. Its installation is very easy and fast.

Nikto comes with many useful features, such as:

Checks for outdated server components
Save reports in plain text, XML, HTML, NBE or CSV
Scan multiple ports or multiple servers
Identifies installed software via headers, favicons and files
Scan tuning to include or exclude entire classes of vulnerability
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Save full request/response for positive tests
And many more???