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Testing method which evaluates the security of a computer system or network by simulating an attack from a malicious source. Usually they are conductedby specialized penetration testing companies.
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A penetration test(Pen Test) helps to determine that whether a system under test is vulnerable to attack. Outcome of test will let the team know if the defenses were enough, and which area (if any) the test defeated. Penetration testing includes network penetration testing and application security testing from inter and outside network.
Penetration testing for an application cover following: -
- Cross-site Scripting
- SQL Injection
- Cross-site Request Forgery
- HTTP Response Splitting
If you don't have expertise on Penetration testing then you can consult any software testing company for the same.
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Penetration testing is a sort of security testing used to test the shaky territories of the system or application. The objective of this testing is to discover all security vulnerabilities that are available in the system being tested. Vulnerability is the danger that an attacker can upset or increase approved access to the system or any information contained inside it.