[OWASP-Bangalore] Nessus scanner to check Password Policies

Prathap R mailprathap at gmail.com
Wed Aug 20 04:22:32 UTC 2014

Nessus scanner will try to brute force crack the passwords of some of the
default usernames like root, guest, administrator etc This is over a
network connection.

It will not however be able to find out the password age or if it is

Hope this helps!

Best regards,

On Wed, Aug 20, 2014 at 5:33 AM, N. V. R. K. RAJU <nvrkraju4 at gmail.com>

> Hi All,
> Please let me know if Nessus is capable of doing password policy checks.
> Something like, if I have lets say I have 10 systems in my network, can I
> use it to scan through the network for all 10 systems to give me results of
> only password policy checks. Like, password expired, password changed / not
> changed / week password configuration etc....Both including Windows and
> Linux/Unix.
> Please help me with Nessus configurations if you have any
> --
> Regards,
> Raju
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