Generally new patches are released to fix some vulnerability that exists in the software running on a machine. One easy way to check what vulnerabilities exist on a system is to do a vulnerability scan. Nessus is one of the popular tools currently in the industry. This tool is easy to use and quickly allows you to know what to fix/patch in your home network.
1.The first step is to visit https://www.tenable.com/products/nessus-home and register for an Activation Code
3.I am installing Nessus on Kali so I will select Nessus-7.0.1-debian6_amd64.deb
5.Now open terminal and navigate to /root/Downloads (As always we want to check the hash for integrity)
6.Then Install the package with the following command
7.Start Nessus with /etc/init.d/nussus start
8.Open your browser of choice and navigate to https://localhost:8834 (Advanced > Create Exception to trust connection)
9.Enter your code that was sent to your email during registration
10.This will take a few minutes
And we are done, Look for more How to articles with Nessus in the future.