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black box testing

Testing software based on output requirements and without any knowledge of the internal structure or coding in the program. The term is also used to test a website's vulnerability without having any knowledge of the Web server infrastructure (see penetration test). Contrast with white box testing and gray box testing. See testing types and SAGE. See also black box.
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The test system can no longer use the traditional black box test method.
The black box test will provide a fairly accurate estimate of what attackers would be able to do if they had the same amount of time and information that the security firm had, whereas the white box test has the advantage of allowing the security firm to go into much deeper detail.
In the beginning, companies tend to perform the black box test to get raw data about how vulnerable they are.