Here’s a good piece by David Maynor regarding penetration testing and whether or not zero day exploits should be used. I agree with David. With penetration testing, ethical hacking, vulnerability assessments – whatever you want to call them – anything should be fair game. That is if you want a real-world view of what’s at risk. Limiting your tests could skew the results and you’ll end up with a false sense of security when nothing big turns up.
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