Install and Configure OpenVAS




OpenVAS is a full-featured vulnerability scanner. Its capabilities include unauthenticated testing, authenticated testing, various high level and low-level Internet and industrial protocols, performance tuning for large-scale scans, and a powerful internal programming language to implement any type of vulnerability test. 
  • First Step: Update the Kali to the latest version, in terminal type:
    • sudo apt update (this will update the Kali to the latest version)
    • sudo apt dist-upgrade -y (this will upgrade the Kali to latest version)
  • Second Step: Install OpenVAS
    • sudo apt install openvas -y
  • Third Step: Setup OpenVAS
    • sudo openvas-setup
**NOTE - You will see your login password. Save the password in a text file or write it down somewhere.
  • Fourth Step: Start Open VAS
    • sudo openvas-start

**NOTE - This will open the browser automatically. If not, open the website and point the browser to the mentioned URL. Till OpenVAS 8.0 the URL is https://127.0.0.1:9392
  • If you encounter any error or warning, click on Advance Option and then on Accept the Risk and Continue.

  • Now, you will be redirected to the Admin Panel of OpenVAS. The user credentials are:
username: admin
password: (Created at the time of setup)
  • That is, it! Now OpenVAS is ready for you to run a scan against a given IP or range. Happy vulnerability scanning!
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Fix MAC Address Reverting to Original




Fix a common issue in Kali Linux of reverting the spoofed MAC Address to original automatically.
  • In terminal, type mousepad /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf and hit enter.
    • Here mousepad is the text editor, you can use anyone and rest the location of the file.
  • Paste the below code at the bottom of the file.
[device]
wifi.scan-rand-mac-address=no

[connection]
ethernet.cloned-mac-address=preserve
wifi.cloned-mac-address=preserve

  • Save the file and close it.
  • In terminal, type service network-manager restart. This command will restart the network settings to apply the new configuration settings.
  • Now you can change the MAC Address.

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Enable Monitor Mode for WiFi Adapter


Monitor mode or RFMON (Radio Frequency Monitor) mode, enables a device with a wireless network interface controller to monitor all traffic received from the wireless network.
RFMON mode is not really a wireless mode but it is especially important in attacking wireless networks. In a nutshell, it allows a wireless card to “monitor” the packets that are received without any filtering.
  • Open Terminal or Terminator.
  • Type, ifconfig and get the name of the wireless adapter. Example: wlan0
  • Turn down your wireless adapter using the following code. 
    • Syntax: ifconfig <adapter_name> down
    • Example: ifconfig wlan0 down
  • Type, airmon-ng check kill (This will kill all the interface which could interfere our result).
    • Changing mode from Managed to Monitor:
      • Syntax: iwconfig <adapter_name> mode monitor
      • Example: iwconfig wlan0 mode monitor
    • Turning wireless adapter to up.
      • Syntax: ifconfig <adapter_name> up
      • Example: ifconfig wlan0 up
    **NOTE - You can change Wi-Fi Adapter back to normal by following the same steps. Only change the second step from mode monitor to mode managed.

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