Penetration testing is a form of ethical hacking in which one uses tools to see whether a system can be penetrated. This is usually done in the professional world by professional analysts, and by request of the owner of the system to be tested.

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Possible to pen-test Ubuntu from within Ubuntu?

I have Metasploit and I would like to test my system for vulnerabilities. Is this possible, or am I trying to do the impossible? ~Thanks!
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Backbox INSIDE of Ubuntu?

For whatever odd reason, every which way I've tried to boot Backbox from a USB on my Lenovo G505 (AMD), it fails almost immediately. So I went back to Ubuntu 12.04, and found there was a way to ...