black box testing


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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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Of course, a proof like this is applicable only to idealized black box testing.
In context of security tests white box testing is meant as source code analysis, and black box testing is meant as penetration testing.