Making sure that your computer, and all the contents on your computer is something that happens to be really important. Especially if you have sensitive data on your computer that you cannot let anyone else access. Hacking is something that is very common, and can force you to lose the entirety of your data.
This is where penetration testing, or pen testing comes into play. For those who do not know, a penetration test is basically a cyberattack that is simulated, and authorized. In case you have not guessed it already, it is conducted to test out just how prone, or immune a system is to the vulnerabilities.
You can read more about penetration testing and ethical hacking at our website. As for right now, we are just going to take a look at what you should know about penetration testing.
It Needs to Be Authorized
First things first, you cannot just carry out a pen test without authorization. The person who is carrying out the test on his or her computer needs to authorize it before it can proceed. Obviously, the attack is completely simulated, but it is still better to take extra precautionary measures to prevent any discrepancies after or before the attack.
It is Effective
A lot of people have argued over the legitimacy or effectiveness of pen testing, but I do have to tell you that it happens to be super effective. Especially when you are trying to find out vulnerabilities in your system, or the website that you are building.
This type of test is carried out through different tools, so I would suggest that you find the best one and then carry out the testing using that tool, and you will not run into any issues.