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Vulnerability Testing

What is Vulnerability Testing?

Vulnerability testing, a software testing technique performed to evaluate the quantum of risks involved in the system in order to reduce the probability of the event.

Vulnerability Testing - checklist:

  • Verify the strength of the password as it provides some degree of security.

  • Verify the access controls with the Operating systems/technology adopted.

  • Verifies how easily the system can be taken over by online attackers.

  • Evaluates the safety level of the data of system.

  • Checks if the system configuration or application configuration files are protected.

  • Checks if the system allows user to execute malicious script.

Vulnerability Testing - Methods:

  • Active and Passive testing

  • Network and distributed testing

  • Verifying File/system access