Penetration Testing Works
In the 1960’s, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology developed the concept of hacking. The term originally referred to students that slacked off in class or who hardly bothered to attend. Of course the original term for “hacking” had absolutely nothing to do with computer technology. However, “hacking” is a borrowed word from the hackers who explored buildings, and roofs, and things they had no business delving into. Hence, the computer hacker, whose world evolves around computers, brings me to the subject of penetration testing and how to make it work.
Penetration testing is a type of hacking, from a permissible angle. The penetration tester, or “Black Hat Hacker” evaluates the safety of a computers system by simulating a threat of an assault from sort of malicious source. In order to make penetration testing work, it is vital for the public to become familiar with the idea of this type of “legal intrusion into a computer system”, because in the long run it serves to provide more safety in favor of our own computer systems.
The media publishes lots of negativity with regard to “”hacking”. For instance, we’ve all heard about the famous “Hack Pack” gang out of Florida, the largest identity theft crime at the time, hundreds of peoples’ credit card information stolen as a result of computer hacking., not to mention the fact that as computer users, we are constantly reminded on a daily bases to update the security software on our own computers.
But, regardless of all the negativity, hacking, penetration testing, which ever name we want to call it, is not bad at all. Without hackers, there would be no way to keep our computers safe. Penetration testing will definitely benefit the large masses that depend on computer technology, regardless of any negativity associated with hacking, because, we need it period. The past 40-50 years has shown tremendous stride in technology, no doubt, most of those strides are the result of the playful hackers and the serious penetration testers.