So I used nmap today on irked and probably spent 30 minutes checking for exploits before realising there might be more ports and set nmap -p- to run whilst I was searching for exploits. Obviously it came back with one I missed and this ended up being the way into the box.
Is it a good idea to always run nmap as per normal and then whilst im enumerating the output from that, to run a more thorough scan on all ports to see if there are any uncommon ports open? Or maybe run Sparta in the background?
How does everyone else do it to make sure that they don't miss a port?
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