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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How to install pentesting tools?

I am learning pentesting. I don't want to install BackTrack as my main OS. Instead, I'd like to install the relevant tools on my Ubuntu 12.04 system. My understanding is that it is possible to install ...
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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 ...