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What, according to you, are the necessary activities that a penetration tester needs to perform while conducting a penetration test to discover valid usernames?
1. Do these activities change your approach if you are performing Black, White, or Grey Hat pen testing? How so? What would be different and why?
2. In today’s environment and culture, how important do you feel that enumerating valid usernames is? Compare and contrast these methods (used to obtain usernames) against sending phishing or whaling emails to gain access for example. In which scenarios would you need to perform either or both to accomplish your task?
As you read your classmates’ postings, think of areas where you can expand on the subject, conduct more research to further explore the topic, or examine the subject through different lenses and perspectives.
Regarding your response to your classmates: Please highlight a new facet to build on what your classmate stated, add to the conversation, or find an alternative viewpoint and support your response with citations. It’s important to have more than “I agree” or “good point,” when responding!
Due Wednesday – Initial Post
Answer the prompt and respond to at least three of your peers’ posts. You must make an initial post before you are able to view the posts of your peers. To view the discussion board rubric, click the three vertical dots icon in the upper right corner and select “Show Rubric.”
Due Sunday – Post Peer Response
A reminder about “classroom” discussion at the Master’s level:
Try to complete your initial post early during the conference week (no later than Day 3 of the week) and plan to continue dialogue with your classmates throughout the remainder of the week. Think of our online conversations as discussion in a traditional classroom. Posting your initial post and responses at the last moment would be similar to walking into a classroom discussion with 10 minutes left in the class. You would miss the issues covered by your classmates! Remember, the intent of our conference discussion is to take the conversation to the next level – the Master’s level of discussion.
In addition, posting early has its benefits. You have the opportunity to state your original thoughts without worrying that you are saying the same things that a classmate has already stated.
Finally, please use academic citations from the library to support your statements. Don’t simply rely on Google!