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BackTrack 4: Assuring Security by Penetration Testing by Shakeel Ali, Tedi Heriyanto

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Chapter 2. Penetration Testing Methodology

Penetration Testing, sometimes abbreviated as PenTest, is a process that is followed to conduct a hardcore security assessment or audit. A methodology defines a set of rules, practices, procedures, and methods that are pursued and implemented during the course of any information security audit program. Thus, penetration testing methodology defines a roadmap with practical ideas and proven practices which should be handled with great care in order to assess the system security correctly. This chapter summarizes each step of penetration testing methodology with its reasonable description which may help you to understand and focus the testing criteria with the BackTrack operating system environment. The ...

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