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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Penetration Test

Penetration testing in simple words can be defined as the test on the live networks or servers directly by attacking by the trained ethical hacking professional person or network security administrator.

If you still cant get, let me make it simpler for you. Consider an organization having its employee working on certain software. It stores all database into some kind of “database server”. What will we do is just hire some ethical hacking trained person & he will directly conduct the test on the possible vulnerable areas of the system or network or the software.

Classification of Penetration Testing

Penetration testing is basically classified according to the things that are known to ethical hackers. It is classified as follows

- White Box Testing
- Black Box Testing

In white box tests the ethical hacker physically sees all network & its previous data & updates. Means he knows everything then he performs testing.

In black box testing ethical hackers do complete attack without knowing even the operating stem on the networks. So black box test is real hard thing to do in ethical hacking.

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