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May 10, 2010
Penetration testing with Metasploit
By Alex Trent
When recommending penetration testing for a corporate network the first question is usually, "Why would we need penetration testing?"

The first answer is, if you don't they will. Everyday malicious and sometimes just overly curious people use their computers to run automated testing scripts that look for system vulnerabilities to record and potentially later exploit. Sometimes the people running the scripts just want to find problems and notify the administrators that they need to be fixed. However, not all administrators are so lucky. If businesses do not take a proactive stance and run penetration tests on their own network to find and fix problems, it is likely that they will be the recipient of an attack that could have been prevented.

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