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Re: What is being a pen tester really like?
From: Dotzero <dotzero () gmail com>
Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2006 14:36:28 -0400

On 8/8/06, Diarmaid McManus <diarmaidmcmanus () gmail com> wrote:
Actually kluge, i think you'll find that that would be 'Its not
nuclear weapons testing if there are no nuclear weapons', which, you
will find, is actually not nuclear weapons testing.

Penetration testing, by defenition, (and to keep many happy ill throw
in IMO here) requires penetration of the systems you are testing, or
at least proof that you _can_ penetrate them if you so wish.


I have to agree with Kluge. Penetration testing is testing the ability
to penetrate. That is different than saying that penetration is a
prerequisite for testing.

You might have a very short report if you find no way of actually
penetrating but you still performed the test.


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