Penetration Testing – Complete Guide with Sample Test Cases

What is Penetration Testing?

It’s the process to identify security vulnerabilities in an application by evaluating the system or network with various malicious techniques. The weak points of a system are exploited in this process through an authorized simulated attack.

The purpose of this test is to secure important data from outsiders like hackers who can have unauthorized access to the system. Once the vulnerability is identified it is used to exploit the system in order to gain access to sensitive information.

A penetration test is also known as pen test and a penetration tester is also referred as an ethical hacker.

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