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There are three types of Penetration testing, which are important to be differentiated because a penetration tester may have asked to perform any of them.

Black Box – The black box is a type of penetration testing in which the pentester is blind testing or double-blind testing, i.e. provided with no prior knowledge of the system or any information of the target. Black boxing is designed to demonstrate an emulated situation as an attacker in countering an attack.

Gray box – Gray box is a type of penetration testing in which the pentester has very limited prior knowledge of the system or any information of targets such as IP addresses, Operating system or network information in very limited. Gary boxing is designed to demonstrate an emulated situation as an insider might have this information and to counter an attack as the pentester has basic, limited information regarding target.

White box – The white box is a type of penetration testing in which the pentester has complete knowledge of system and information of the target. This type of penetration is done by internal security teams or security audits teams to perform auditing.

Types of Ethical Hackers/Pentesters

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