[Openvas-discuss] Not scanning machines which don't respond to pings

Michael Meyer michael.meyer at greenbone.net
Sat Aug 11 16:16:45 CEST 2012


*** Reindl Harald wrote:
> Am 11.08.2012 15:51, schrieb Michael Meyer:
 
> > To believe that this increased security is just wrong. Hiding the
> > banner doesn't make a webserver (or other services) more secure
> 
> it makes it not secure by the defintion of secure

Aha...

> but it makes automated attacks followed by simplest scans
> less likely in the timewindow between release of a security
> update and install it on the machine

"man fingerprinting".

Micha

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