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Re: what is pen-testing?
From: Hollis Johnson <hollis () cisco com>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2003 14:25:32 -0800

Well, it's not testing Bic's as I thought at first :-,

"penetration testing" is simply exploring how to get illegal accesses to a device or application.

Yeah, we used to do some of that in QA in the past. But this is focused on trying to break in rather than focusing that things work as promised. Cool name, eh??

At 09:11 AM 11/24/2003 +0000, coder wrote:
Hi all,
I am a newbie to security, and I just wondered what this pen-test thing that
keeps popping up is all about

Thanx

Binks



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