O'Reilly logo

Mastering Kali Linux for Advanced Penetration Testing by Robert W. Beggs

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Setting up a test environment

Before testing a production environment, it is important for the tester to fully understand how to use the testing tools, the impact that they will have on the target system, and how to interpret the data in relation to the activities performed against the target.

Testing controlled environments frequently produces results that are different from same tests when they are run on a production system for several reasons, including the following:

  • The operating system in the target environment differs from the operating system in the test environment, including different versions of the operating system. (XP is clearly different from Windows 8.1, but there are also differences between Windows 8.1 Pro and Enterprise versions ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required