How to Use Nikto (BSWR)

In this installment of Breaking Stuff with Robert (BSWR), Robert Smith walks you through using the web server scanner Nikto. If you are a defender, pentester, or ethical hacker, you’ll want to check out this “How to Use Nikto (BSWR)” course so you can examine websites and determine if they have any vulnerabilities that could be exploited.

Course Content

Nikto (BSWR)


Nikto (BSWR)
Course Description

Nikto is a simple, open-source web server scanner that examines a website and reports the vulnerabilities found on the website, that could be exploited. It is considered the industry standard for a vulnerability scanning tool for websites.

This tool is not designed as a stealthy tool, so its activities will be noticeable in IDS/IPS systems or other similar utilized detection mechanisms. This tool performs a comprehensive scan, scans over 6700 vulnerable programs/directories and checks configuration of the server including multiple index files, backup files lying on the server etc. This tool also supports SSL and HTTP proxy.

Teaching Assistant Vikramajeet Khatri and Tahir Ibrahim

(Disclaimer: Breaking Stuff with Robert is a Cybrary series that will be running indefinitely. You will not earn CEU/CPE hours by watching any individual 'Breaking Stuff with Robert' episode. However, you can still earn a certificate of completion for each episode completed.)

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Instructed by

Robert Smith

I am a native to Georgia and long-time lover of technology. I initially started as a criminal justice major in my academic career but decided that I liked working with computers and people along the way. I am always seeking the next challenge and have shelves filled with books on topics like programming, penetration testing, auditing, and business.

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Certificate of Completion

Complete this entire course to earn a How to Use Nikto (BSWR) Certificate of Completion