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Application Penetration Testing

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Application penetration test vs vulnerability scanning

An application penetration test differs from vulnerability scanning in that is a human led operation, whilst automated tools will be used, this activity is much more in-depth than just this. This type of testing will be looking for logic, coding, and design errors within the application aiming to elevate privileges or gain access to information.

Application penetration test types

There are many different types of application penetration tests, including

  • web application
  • desktop
  • mobile

Each of these has its own attack surfaces and specialised testers.

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