Nmap, the ultimate security scanner has released the latest version - nmap v7.

What’s new in nmap 7?

  • Major Nmap Scripting Engine (NSE) Expansion : 171 new scripts and 20 libraries since Nmap 6 ( Including firewall bypass )
  • Mature IPv6 support
  • Faster Scans : New Nsock engines give a performance boost to Windows and BSD systems
  • SSL/TLS scanning solution of choice : Scan for Heartbleed, POODLE, and FREAK vulnerabilities
  • Ncat Enhanced
  • Extreme Portability

How to install Nmap 7 in Linux Distros ( Ubuntu / Mint / Kali 2.0 Sana )

Well, this can be used to install nmap 7 in almost any Linux systems. The steps are simple enough. Open a terminal ( Ctrl + Alt + T ) and issue the following commands one by one.

  • Download the latest nmap package
wget https://nmap.org/dist/nmap-7.00.tar.bz2
  • Extract the downloaded package
bzip2 -cd nmap-7.00.tar.bz2 | tar xvf -
  • Compile and install it.
cd nmap-7.00
./configure
make
sudo make install

That’s it. Nmap v7 is now installed in your machine.

How to install nmap 7 on Windows 7/8/8.1/10

Installing nmap in windows is just about running the executable.

Download the installer from HERE and run it.
you should have nmap installed on your PC/Laptop now