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What is ethical hacking? What is penetration testing?

What is ethical hacking? What is penetration testing?

Ethical hacking is the practice of testing a computer system, network or web application to find security vulnerabilities that a malicious hacker could exploit.

Penetration testing is an authorized simulated attack on a computer system, performed to evaluate the security of the system.

Ethical hackers use the same techniques as malicious hackers, but for a different purpose - to assess the security of the system or network.

Penetration testing is done to assess the system’s vulnerability by attempting to gain unauthorized access.

Common techniques used by ethical hackers include network scanning, vulnerability scanning, password cracking, and social engineering.

A penetration test typically includes an assessment of the system’s security policies, procedures, and personnel.

The goal of ethical hacking is to determine the system’s security vulnerabilities and provide recommendations for remediation.

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