penetration testing


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penetration testing

[‚pen·ə′trā·shən ‚test·iŋ]
(computer science)
An activity that is intended to determine if there is a way to cause a computer program to fail to perform in the expected manner; it involves hypothesizing flaws that would prevent the program from enforcing security, and conducting experiments to confirm or refute the hypothesized flaws.
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