Convert Kismet NetXML capture to CSV

First download the following python script which we’ll use to convert the Kismet NetXML file.


You should now be able to run the script with.


Help output for NetXML to CSV

bob@localhost:~$ python  
Usage: <NetXML File> <oUTPUT File Name> <Filter> (Filter is optional)


python Kismet-file-input.netxml Kismet-csv-output.csv

Example of converting file.

bob@localhost:~$ python Kismet-20191023-12-50-42.netxml Kismet-20191023-12-50-42.csv

You can now import the csv into Google Earth.

OpenVas set password for user

After installing OpenVAS you may need to setup a user. Running the following command will create the user admin and will print the password for the user below.

openvasmd --create-user admin

Example output.

User created with password 'b4539967-c521-fe41-d255-aeb53e735h9a'.

If needed you can delete a user with the following command

openvasmd --delete-user=USERNAME

Secure Erase Hard Drive using DD

The following commands are dangerous! Proceed with caution!

Change /dev/sdX to your drive. Make sure you get the correct drive, or you could wipe you main system.

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdX bs=1M status=progress

The status=progress part shows how much dd has writen. Helpful to gauge how far along it is.

If you want a more secure way to erase the drive, change zero to random. Makes it slower, but should be more secure.

dd if=/dev/random of=/dev/sdX bs=1M status=progres

Side note, these commands should work in macOS, but you may need to drop the status=progress option.