How to break software? - 1

[Me] :- Guruji, please tell me how to break and attack software?

[Guruji]:- Hmn.. Even though it’s a very basic question you have asked, I am sure that there are very few people who know the tricks. I am glad you asked. Testing is not something that one can master, you always have something new to learn.

[Me] :- J

[Guruji]:- To break software we need to attack the software from various perspectives.

[Me] :- Oh , how difficult can we get

[Guruji]:- Ok, let’s analyze the attacks. You could subject a system to

·         User Interface attacks  - comprising of black box & open box techniques

·         System Interface attacks – comprising of File system & Operating systems

[Me] :- Wow!!! I did not know all these, all I did was pound the application whenever I was handed one.

[Guruji]:- That’s the subtle difference between a tester and good tester. A good tester always analyses

[Continued in the next day’s post]


Vinay Jagtap

A hard core Technocrat with over a decade of extensive experience in heading complex test projects coupled with real time experience of project management and thought leadership. Extensive experience in Performance, Security and Automation Testing and development of automation frameworks and ability to setup and execute Global service centers and Center of Excellences for testing.

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