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Ethical hacking (also known as Penetration Testing or Intrusion Testing)

This is where someone with certified expert knowledge of computer systems and networks (such as ourselves), uses this knowledge to assess and improve the security of a target system.

To do this, the ethical hacker attempts to infiltrate the network themselves and find vulnerabilities - these are anything that may make it easier for an an attacker to gain access to a system.

These could be design flaws, configuration errors or software bugs. The information they learn here is then reported back to the client.

Hackers may also try to gain access by using social engineering - manipulating people into performing actions or divulging confidential information through the
7 Steps of Hacking.

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