Chapter 8

Penetration Testing Techniques

This chapter covers the following official Security+ exam objective:

  • 1.8 Explain the techniques used in penetration testing.

Penetration testing differs from vulnerability scanning, which you just read about in Chapter 7, “Security Assessment Techniques.” Vulnerability scanning seeks to merely programmatically identify vulnerabilities. A penetration test takes testing further by trying to exploit the vulnerabilities to gain access. As ...

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