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What does utilizing a port scanner tell an attacker?


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June 25, 2017 8:03PM

A port scanner such as AngryIP or ipscan will allow a hacker (or the owner of a system or network) to investigate a computer system (or multiple systems or a network) and determine what port numbers are open and/or being responded to and possibly what software and capabilities are available on the system at that port number.

  • It will help a hacker in trying to penetrate a system.
  • It can help the system owner in knowing what ports are exposed to attack so that measures can be taken to close them or secure them.