Some Facts about Security Testing

For many software testers  security testing is a challenge. They usually don’t know where to start and how.

The main thing about security testing is that it has to start from the very beginning of the project developing process even before the actual implementation. Security is one of the main issues that need to be considered carefully.

This prevents the security issues arising in the product and software testing  professionals don’t need to look for any problems right before its launching.  Wisely developed application won’t have so many troubles waiting for being found.

One of the major issues for the software testing company with starting of the security testing is that many testers or developers don’t have any idea of where to start. Two main issues can be singled out.

  • Architectural problems are connected with the customer database. If it doesn’t require any password, it’s insecure. And also other architecture decisions may be contributors to security problems.
  • Coding problems also can result in security issues. If your database requires a password, but your password verification code forces only the first password entered to be checked, then it is not properly verifying the user's credentials.

Both of these together form a vast range of software bugs and security issues.