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From: Alex Fiuvertiz <fiuvertiz () gmail com>
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 08:50:33 +0100


It seems like there are a lot of different methodologies out there
when it comes down to perfoming penetration tests.
But how often are people/pentesters out there use the
industry/official "standards" (se example list below)?
Are you/they using them mostly for the client's sake when writing
reports and to make sure you don't overlook anything?

Or are you ignoring them totally, trust your experience, and just hack
away and have your own ultimate methodology and report format?

PTF? Perhaps more of a techincal reference
Foundstone's methodology?

I realize the methodologies above can't be compared quite simply, but
at least they give you a hint of what I mean.
Do you use any of these? Why? Why not? (this question does not focus
on the web application penetration testing methods, although that
could be interesting as well)

Regards, Alex

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