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Penetration Testing or Vulnerability Scanning?
From: Rizwan Ali Khan <rizwanalikhan74 () yahoo com>
Date: Sun, 2 Mar 2003 01:10:31 -0800 (PST)

When usually we talk about penetration testing tools,
people mosly 
refer to Vulnerability Scanners like iss, typhon,
nessus, cybercop etc.

However penetration testing tools are those who
penetrate as well, the 
above scanners do not do that.

One needs to have a working version of SSH exploit for
the SSH 
vulnerability detected by the vulnerability scanner,
so is it necessary for 
penetration tester to have access to the latest of
underground exploit? or 
could all this be done in an ethical manner too?

please guide I am so confused between two of these
methodologies.



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