Penetration Testing Types

 
 
 

Blackbox Testing

 

In a black-box testing assignment, the penetration tester is placed in the role of the average hacker, with no internal knowledge of the target system. 

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Gray-box pentesters typically have some knowledge of a network’s internals, potentially including design and architecture documentation and an account internal to the network.

Graybox Testing

 
 

Whitebox Testing

 
 
 

 The main challenge with white-box testing is sifting through the massive amount of data available to identify potential points of weakness, making it the most time-consuming type of penetration testing.

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