July 21, 2021

Need some idea for implementing extra features alongside with a port scanner I am making in Python

By all means lets clear somethings up, this is not for malicious purposes an merely for education. I have background in programming in C# and other scripting languages. Currently, at my capstone for a degree and plan to go back for Cybersecurity. My intentions are all positive.

Recently I just made a pretty cool salt hasher that splits every other character of a salt and combines it with the 512 hashed password for every alternate character and dumps it into a database (*yes an access db, yeah I know, weak*), The salt cant be extracted as well. I just got into socket programming and trying to build a portfolio so that someday someone will see it and provide me a reliable career.

Yes, you’re probably suggesting I go to the python programming section of this site, however, my questions targets the opinions of the security professionals 🤔 But, its not a programming question, its a feature question that will aid my understanding of what the potentials of a port scanner can do.

Aside from being directed using nmap to accomplish tasks,, I could really care less about what it has to offer, but probably the best to see what it does off to give me ideas. But, I want to know from you as that what would benefit you from a port scanner if you made one. What specific implementations would you make if you had no accessibility from nmap?

Please nothing malicious

Comments

hunglowbungalow

So you are looking to gather ideas for a scanner? Unauthenticated vulnerability detection is the cream of the crop when it comes to my job (Vulnerability Management). Qualys and Tenable are the 2 big players in the scanning space.

If your scanner is able to detect vulnerable versions of a piece of software and correlate it with a CVE, that would be a cool project. Maybe even do automatic vulnerability chaining.

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