What is Penetration Testing?… And Tools

What is Penetration Testing? It’s the method of testing where the areas of weakness in software systems in terms of security are put to test to determine, if ‘weak-point’ is indeed one, that can be broken into or not. Performed for: Websites/Servers/Networks How is it performed? Step #1. It starts with a list of Vulnerabilities/potential problem areas that would cause …

Five free pen-testing tools

Security assessment and deep testing don’t require a big budget. Some of most effective security tools are free, and are commonly used by professional consultants, private industry and government security practitioners. Here are a few to start with. For scanning in the first steps of a security assessment or pen test, Nmap and Nessus share the crown. Nmap is a …