The penetration testing technology today is riddled with oversimplified Graphical User Interfaces. Though easy to use, they often offer very little control over the operations they perform and don't offer a very informative experience to their users. Another drawback is that many of these security assessment solutions are only developed to identify and automate exploitation for the most obvious and unobfuscated instances of vulnerabilities. For every other practical instance of a vulnerability, penetration testers need to rely on their own scripts and assessment tools.

The basic skill set of a good penetration tester includes at least rudimentary skills in a scripting or software development languages such as bash scripting, Python, Go, ...

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