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In another post, I talked about running Wireshark and other sniffing programs as an unprivileged user. You can do the same with Nmap, but it’s a little more tricky.

WARNING: This is dangerous. The Nmap Scripting Engine (NSE) allows scripts to sniff the network, change firewall roules and interface configuration, or exploit vulnerabilities including on localhost. It’s possible, especially with elevated capabilities, for a clever person to use Nmap and NSE to escalate to full root privileges. If you do not understand these risks, do not do this.

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