Vulnerability Scanning/ Hacking Tools

What is OpenVAS?
OpenVas is a free vulnerability scanner that was forken out from the last free version of another vulnerability scanner (Nessus) after this tool went propriety in 2005. Plugins of OpenVAS are still written in the Nessus NASL language and even if this project seems dead for a while, its development has restarted.

Is OpenVAS Free?
Yes, all versions of this tool are free of charge.

Does OpenVAS Work on all Operating Systems?
OpenVAS is compatible with Linux and Windows operating systems.

What are the Typical Uses for OpenVAS?
OpenVAS framework is typically used for vulnerability scanning and vulnerability management.