WHITE BOX TEST

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In the category of penetration tests, the test that allows the security consultant to have full open access to applications and systems is called the white box test. This allows consultants to view source code and grant high-level privilege accounts to the network during testing. The purpose of white box testing is to identify potential vulnerabilities in various areas, such as logical vulnerabilities, potential vulnerabilities, security misconfigurations, poorly written development code, and lack of defense measures. This type of assessment is more extensive, as both internal and external vulnerabilities are viewed from a “behind-the-scenes” perspective that is not available to typical attackers.