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

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BackTrack testing methodology

BackTrack is a versatile operating system that comes with number of security assessment and penetration testing tools. Deriving and practicing these tools without a proper methodology can lead to unsuccessful testing and may produce unsatisfied results. Thus, formalizing the security testing with structured a methodology is extremely important from a technical and managerial perspective.

The BackTrack testing methodology we have presented in this section will constitute both the black-box and white-box approaches. Either of these approaches can be adjusted according to the given target of assessment. The methodology is composed of a number of steps that should be followed in a process at the initial, medial, and final ...

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