by Indra | posted: 8:05 AM | 0 komentar
The BackTrack of the Linux is one of the best known penetration testing tools available. Basically this BackTrack is called as distro which means a brand or a type of Linux. The BackTrack of Linux is designed to meet the demands of people in doing the penetration testing for any network or computer security system. This particular tool for the penetration testing could also your one-stop source for penetration testing learning as well. The Linux BackTrack is very suitable for the penetration testers as well as enthusiasts of computer or network system security. There are so many different tools that are preloaded on the BackTrack that are ready to use just as you installed the BackTrack. One best thing of this testing penetration tools is that it is free to use.
by Indra | posted: 8:00 AM | 0 komentar
In doing the penetration testing there are penetration testing tools needed to make sure that the process is done smoothly and giving the best possible result out of it. There are so many available tools for this testing that you could choose to perform the testing procedure. Among those many tools available, there are some of the best tools that you can find on this article. The first one is the Acunetix which is available for you in free version and also paid version. This particular security testing tool has a client script engine analyzer that will generate very detailed security vulnerabilities and issues report. The latest version is version 8 that has new HTTP Denial of Service test module.
by Indra | posted: 2:00 PM | 0 komentar
In doing the penetration testing there is a methodology needed just as we do any other testing procedure. This methodology is needed to make sure that the process is right and the result of the testing is reliable and could be used in the future development of the tested system as well. There are many different methodologies of this particular testing that can be used by anyone doing this testing. All of the methodologies are issued by different department with different characteristics as well. On this article there would be some of the most common methodologies of testing penetration used by people in doing this testing procedure.
by Indra | posted: 5:30 AM | 0 komentar
The ultimate goal of the penetration testing is to find out all available security vulnerabilities on the system that is tested. Something is considered as vulnerability of the system whenever this thing could increase the possibility of any attacker to attack the security of the system and then gain access to the control of the system itself. The control of the system in a particular organization or group should never be obtained by anyone else but the owner or administrator for the safety of the organization. Most common things that are considered as the vulnerabilities of the system are software bugs, system design flaws, and also system configuration errors. These things could be more powerful threat to the system when they are all combined. Thus the testing penetration is needed to prevent such vulnerabilities to disturb the system.
by Indra | posted: 3:00 AM | 0 komentar
There are two things that could make people look for any information related to the penetration testing. First, it could be that someone else suggests them to perform the testing just to make sure that their system is safe just before any attack occurred. Second, it could be that their system has been hacked or penetrated before so that they want to make sure their new established system is safe and hack proof. Either one is the reason, it is clear that this testing penetration is needed in any operation of such organization or anything using computer or network system.
by Indra | posted: 8:00 AM | 0 komentar
There are reasons that penetration testing is important and valuable to do. First, this particular testing could determine such feasibility of attack vectors that are possible in attacking computer or network security system. Second, this testing could find out the high-risk vulnerabilities that are actually a result of low-risk vulnerabilities combination on a particular network or computer system. Third, this testing could show any possible vulnerabilities or threats that cannot be detected just by using automated vulnerability scanner software. Fourth, this testing could provide the result or impact of such attacks on the vulnerabilities on the computer or network system. Fifth, this testing could provide reasons to invest on the development of the more sophisticated network or computer system in the future. Those are the five reasons that make this testing penetration are very important to do.
by Indra | posted: 2:01 PM | 0 komentar
The penetration testing is a particularly known method of computer and network security evaluation. Generally this testing is done by giving a simulation of attack on the computer or network that is tested. This particular method of testing the security of computer or network is known to be the oldest method used since the 1970s. The Department of Defense performed this particular testing in the 1970 in order to describe the weaknesses in the computer system at that time. Thus after the weaknesses described, the Department of Defense initiated the development of more secure computer systems thanks to the testing penetration.