Black Box Testing

A method of software testing that examines the functionality of an application without peering into its internal structures or workings. This method of test can be applied to virtually every level of software testing: unit, integration, system and acceptance.

See NIST SP 800-192 under Black Box Testing for more information.

Synonym: Basic Testing

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A test methodology that assumes no knowledge of the internal structure and implementation detail of the assessment object. Also known as black box testing.

See CNSSI 4009-2015 under basic testing (NIST SP 800-53A Rev. 1) and NIST SP 800-53A Rev. 4 under Basic Testing for more information.

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