Beginners looking to skill up, here's where to start
"Penetration testing, also known as pentesting or ethical hacking, is like in the movie Sneakers, where hacker-consultants break into your corporate networks to find weaknesses before attackers do. It's a simulated cyber attack where the pentester uses the tools and techniques available to malicious hackers.
Back in ye olde days of yore, hacking was hard and required a lot of manual bit fiddling. Today, though, a full suite of automated testing tools turn hackers into cyborgs, computer-enhanced humans who can test far more than ever before..."
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