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Plug it now – with Nikto

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Ever wondered if your website is hosted on a web-server that has a big hole right in the middle? If you haven’t, it is likely that some hacker is already thinking hard. The edge the hacker has is the tools that help him identify the unplugged holes in your webserver and web installation/scripts.
Believe me, web-server vulnerability and buggy CGI scripts are the favorite/common path taken by most intruders, who later end up harming your data, your reputation, and perhaps even your life. Simple port scanners and vulnerability scanners are employed to break into the server with ease, and Nikto is one such tool.