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Security testing is a type of testing which ensures that the data and resources of any system is protected by uncovering from possible vulnerabilities, threats and risks which may cause big loss to the software. The goal of security testing is, to identify the threats or any loopholes that may cause loss of information, revenue and measure its potential vulnerabilities so the system doesn’t stop functioning or is exploited. The types of security testing are:

  1. Vulnerability scanning: this method of automatic scanning of the software to scan the system against its vulnerability. The system weaknesses in computers and networks are identified and classified. The examples of vulnerability scan tools are: IBM Security Guardium, NTT vulnerability tracker etc.
  2. Security scanning: it involves identifying network and system weakness, later provides solutions for reducing the risks. This type of scanning can be performed in both manual as well as automated manner.
  3. Penetration testing: this type of testing checks the system from a malicious hacker. This type of testing involves particular system checks for potential vulnerabilities to an external hacking.
  4. Risk assessment: this type of method is applied as checking the number of security risks observed in an organisation.
  5. Security auditing: this is an internal inspection for applications and operating systems for security flaws.  An audit is done line by line by inspecting the code.
  6. Ethical hacking: Its hacking of organisation software systems similar to malicious hackers who hack for their own gains. Its intention is to expose the security flaws in the system.
  7. Posture Assessment: this combines security scanning and risk assessment to show all security postures of the organisation.

The very basic example of security test is on a web application like Log into the web-application and log out of the web application and click BACK button of the browser and check again if you are asked to log in again.

The main areas which are focused in the security testing are

  • Network security: looking vulnerabilities in the network.
  • System software security: this involves analysing the weakness in the various soft wares the application depends on.
  • Client side application security: this ensures that the client cannot be manipulated.
  • Server-side application security: this involves that the server code and technologies are strong enough to offend any type of intrusion.

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  1. Explain security testing with proper example?
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  1. 1. Explain security testing with proper example?

    Security testing is a type of testing which ensures that the data and resources of a particular system are protected by revealing possible vulnerabilities, threats and risks – which may cause substantial loss to the software. The goal of security testing is to identify the threats or any loopholes that may cause loss of information or revenue. It is also used to measure the system’s potential vulnerabilities so the system continues to function without being exploited.

    Some types of security testing include: Vulnerability scanning; Security scanning; Penetration testing; Risk assessment; Security auditing; Ethical hacking; and Posture Assessment.

    A basic example of a security test is on a web application, through which you are asked to Log into the web-application and log out of the web application. Testing could involve clicking the BACK button of the browser and checking again if you are asked to log in again.

  2. Security testing is a type of testing which ensures that the data and resources of any system is protected by uncovering from possible vulnerabilities, threats and risks which may cause big loss to the software.
    types of security testing are Vulnerability scanning, security scanning,Penetration testing, risk assessment,security auditing,ethical hacking,Posture Assessment.

    For example if you open a simple web application login in and logout from application click on back button if it shows the login again.

  3. Security testing is to ensure the data and resources of any system, is protected by uncovering from possible vulnerabilities, threats and risks and loop holes that may cause big loss to the software, revenue, loss of information and measure its potential vulnerabilities so the system doesn’t stop functioning or is exploited.
    There are different types of security tastings: Vulnerability scanning, Security scanning, Penetration testing, Risk assessment testing, Security auditing, Ethical Hacking, Posture Assessment.
    Example: Shopping with Credit Card. If I purchase something in Florida a few mins ago and another person purchased something in New York 10 mins later with the same credit card, means that it was hacked by someone. During that time, I will get a call from the Credit card company and they will make sure whether it is the right transaction or a fraud.

  4. Security testing is a process of finding and reporting the vulnerabilities and risks in computer or application in order to secure it from any sort of exploitation.
    Ex- Some sectors that have personal information (like financial) have session logins.
    Once the user logins, if there is no activity taking place for a specific amount of time then the session get timed out/ logged out.

  5. Security testing is a type of testing which ensures that the data and resources of any system is protected by uncovering from possible vulnerabilities, threats and risks which may cause a big loss to the software. EG: For financial sites, the Browser back button should not work.

  6. Security testing is a type of testing which ensures that the data and resources of any system is protected by uncovering from possible vulnerabilities, threats and risks which may cause big loss to the software. The goal of security testing is, to identify the threats or any loopholes that may cause loss of information, revenue and measure its potential vulnerabilities so the system doesn’t stop functioning or is exploited.
    ex:-IBM Security Guardium, NTT vulnerability tracker etc.

  7. Security Testing is defined as a type of Software Testing that ensures software systems and applications are free from any vulnerabilities, threats, risks that may cause a big loss. Security testing of any system is about finding all possible loopholes and weaknesses of the system which might result into a loss of information, revenue, repute at the hands of the employees or outsiders of the Organization.
    The goal of security testing is to identify the threats in the system and measure its potential vulnerabilities, so the system does not stop functioning or is exploited. It also helps in detecting all possible security risks in the system and help developers in fixing these problems through coding.
    Example of security testing :
    A password should be in encrypted format
    Application or System should not allow invalid users.

  8. Security testing is a type of testing which ensures that the data and resources of any system is protected by uncovering from possible vulnerabilities, threats and risks which may cause big loss to the software. The goal of security testing is to identify the threats or any loopholes that may cause loss of information, revenue and measure its potential vulnerabilities so the system doesn’t stop functioning or is exploited. It also helps in detecting all possible security risks in the system and help developers in fixing these problems through coding.

  9. Security testing is a type of testing which ensures that the data and resources of any system is protected by uncovering from possible vulnerabilities, threats and risks which may cause big loss to the software. The goal of security testing is, to identify the threats The types of security testing are:
    Vulnerability scanning: this method of automatic scanning of the software to scan the system against its vulnerability.The examples of vulnerability scan tools are: IBM Security Guardium, NTT vulnerability tracker etc.
    Security scanning: it involves identifying network and system weakness.
    Penetration testing: this type of testing checks the system from a malicious hacker.
    Risk assessment: this type of method is applied as checking the number of security risks observed in an organisation.
    Security auditing: this is an internal inspection for applications and operating systems for security flaws.
    Ethical hacking: Its hacking of organisation software systems similar to malicious hackers who hack for their own gains.
    Posture Assessment: this combines security scanning and risk assessment to show all security postures of the organisation.
    The very basic example of security test is on a web application like Log into the web-application and log out of the web application and click BACK button of the browser and check again if you are asked to log in again.
    The main areas which are focused in the security testing are
    Network security: looking vulnerabilities in the network.
    System software security: this involves analyzing the weakness in the various soft wares the application depends on.
    Client side application security: this ensures that the client cannot be manipulated.
    Server-side application security: this involves that the server code and technologies are strong enough to offend any type of intrusion.

  10. Security testing is a type of testing which ensures that the data and resources of any system is protected by uncovering from possible vulnerabilities, threats and risks which may cause big loss to the software. The goal of security testing is, to identify the threats or any loopholes that may cause loss of information, revenue and measure its potential vulnerabilities so the system doesn’t stop functioning or is exploited.
    The very basic example of security test is on a web application like Log into the web-application and log out of the web application and click BACK button of the browser and check again if you are asked to log in again.

  11. Explain security testing with a proper example?
    Security testing ensures that the data and resources of any system are protected from possible vulnerabilities, threats, and risks which may cause a big loss to the software.
    The goal of security testing is, to identify the threats or any loopholes that may cause loss of information, revenue and measure its potential vulnerabilities so the system doesn’t stop functioning or is exploited.
    example of security test Bank Login, the web-application needs a valid login id and password to access your bank account, if invalid login and password or left blank error message appears and multiple attempts lock the account and message is sent about the possible fraud.

  12. Security testing is a type of testing which ensures that the data and resources of any system is protected by uncovering from possible vulnerabilities, threats and risks which may cause big loss to the software. The goal of security testing is, to identify the threats or any loopholes that may cause loss of information, revenue and measure its potential vulnerabilities so the system doesn’t stop functioning or is exploited.
    Ex: web application like Log into the web-application and log out of the web application and click BACK button of the browser and check again if you are asked to log in again.

  13. 1. Explain security testing with proper example
    answer:
    The goal of security testing is, to identify the threats or any loopholes that may cause loss of information, revenue and measure its potential vulnerabilities so the system doesn’t stop functioning or is exploited.Security testing is a type of testing which ensures that the data and resources of any system is protected by uncovering from possible vulnerabilities, threats and risks which may cause big loss to the software.
    eg:
    The very basic example of security test is on a web application like Log into the web-application and log out of the web application and click BACK button of the browser and check again if you are asked to log in again.

  14. security testing means: it is the type software testing that ensure any application or system are free from threats , vulnerabilities and risk. it is all about finding all possible loopholes and weakness of the system which might result into loss of data/ information, revenue etc of organization.
    examples : strong password policy is taken care , in baking application credit/ debit card , password etc.. should flow in encrypted formet.

  15. Security testing is a type of testing which ensures that the data and resources of any system is protected by uncovering from possible vulnerabilities, threats and risks which may cause big loss to the software. The goal of security testing is, to identify the threats or any loopholes that may cause loss of information, revenue and measure its potential vulnerabilities so the system doesn’t stop functioning or is exploited.

    A banking system hack will result of customer information is stolen.

  16. Security testing is a type of Software Testing that uncovers vulnerabilities of the system and determines that the data and resources of the system are protected from possible intruders. it ensures that the software system and application are free from any threats or risks that can cause a loss. Security testing of any system is focusing on findings all possible loopholes and weaknesses of the system which might result in the loss of information or repute of the organization.
    In an online shopping mall being credit card detail in an encrypted way is an example of security testing.

  17. Security testing is a type of testing to ensure that data and resources are protected by uncovering possible vulnerabilities, threats and risks which may cause big loss to the software. The goal is to identify threats or any loopholes that may cause loss of information, revenue and measure its potential vulnerabilities so the system is not affected.
    A bank customer tries to login and fails 3 times. A security feature is added to ensure that no one other than the bank customer is trying to log in. The security feature may be a security question, or a code sent to a mobile number. A security test will ensure that the security feature is working smoothly.

  18. Security testing is a process intended to reveal flaws, vulnerabilities, threats and risks of any information system in order to prevent big losses. For example an employee of an organization logs into his computer but has access to the informations of the previous employee who logged out right before him.

  19. Testing that intends to protect the data and resources of the user is Security Testing. Type of Security testing:
    Authentication – permission to access the system .Example: only to the bank account(customers)
    Authorization- permission to excess the functionality of the system.Example: view,data,updates in account.(Users or Bank employers)

  20. Security testing is a type of testing which ensures that the data and resources of any system are protected by uncovering from possible vulnerabilities, threats, and risks which may cause a big loss to the software. The goal of security testing is, to identify the threats or any loopholes that may cause loss of information, revenue, and measure its potential vulnerabilities so the system doesn’t stop functioning or affected. The very basic example of a security test is on a web application like Log into the web-application and log out of the web application and click the BACK button of the browser and check again if you are asked to log in again.

  21. What is the difference between UNIX and Linux operating system?
    The primary difference is that Linux and Unix are two different Operating Systems though they both have some common commands.Linux primarily uses Graphical User Interface with an optional Command Line Interface. Unix primarily uses Command Line Interface.Linux OS is portable and can be executed in different Hard Drive. where as, Unix is not portable.Linux is more famous than Unix but Unix has its own users. While Linux is an open source, free to use operating system widely used in Home Based PC, Mobile Phones, Desktops, etc. , Unix is a proprietary operating system commonly used on large server systems, mainframes, expensive and high-end computer systems at big MNCs and institutions.
    How testing is done for Unix/Linux operating system?
    Testing on Unix/Linux operating system is done through commands.

  22. Security testing is a type of testing done to identify and address the security loopholes and flaws in the system. The system can be exposed to a variety of intrusions / attacks that can result in slowness, data breach and wider implications to other areas of business. For example, consider a banking application which stores personal and financial data of its customers. Security testing is of utmost importance in this situation to order to prevent unauthorized access and financial fraud.

  23. Security testing is a type of software testing that uncovers vulnerabilities, threats and risks in a software application and prevents malicious attacks from intruders.
    For example if you open any web application login in and logout from application click on back button if it shows the login again this is a loophole which can result in serious loss of valuable customer information.

  24. Explain security testing with an example.
    Security testing is a type of testing which ensures that the data and resources of any system is protected by uncovering from possible vulnerabilities, threats and risks which may cause big loss to the software. The goal of security testing is, to identify the threats or any loopholes that may cause loss of information, revenue and measure its potential vulnerabilities so the system doesn’t stop functioning or is exploited.The very basic example of security test is on a web application like Log into the web-application and log out of the web application and click BACK button of the browser and check again if you are asked to log in again.

  25. Explain security testing with proper example?
    Security testing is a type of testing which ensures that the data and resources of any system is protected from possible vulnerabilities, threats and risks which may cause big loss to the software. The goal is to identify the threats or any loopholes that may cause loss of information, revenue and measure its potential vulnerabilities.

    An example is – the two-factor authentication. 2FA requires the user to have two out of three types of credentials before being able to access an account.

  26. 1. Explain security testing with proper example?
    Security testing is a type of testing which ensures that the data and resources of any system is protected. It uncovers possible risks, threats, and vulnerabilities. It ensures that the software system and application are free from any threats or risks that can cause a loss.

    Example
    The very basic example of security test is on a web application like Log into the web-application and log out of the web application and click BACK button of the browser and check again if you are asked to log in again.

  27. Security testing is a type of testing which ensures that the data and resources of any system is protected by uncovering from possible vulnerabilities, threats and risks which may cause big loss to the software.
    Example of security test: In a shopping website, in the checkout page after payment details are entered and during payment processing if back button is clicked, test if the payment is taken twice.

  28. Security testing is a type of testing which ensures that the data and resources of any system is protected by uncovering from possible vulnerabilities, threats and risks which may cause big loss to the software. Security testing is to test security feature of software.
    Example: If you login in the bank account and you idle then the system logs you out from account.
    If you put incorrect password repeatedly then the account is locked. You get sms/email alert that you are aware of the transaction.

  29. 1.Security testing is a type of testing which ensures that the data and resources of any system is protected by uncovering from possible vulnerabilities, threats and risks which may cause big loss to the software. The goal of security testing is, to identify the threats or any loopholes that may cause loss of information, revenue and measure its potential vulnerabilities so the system doesn’t stop functioning or is exploited.
    EXAMPLE: consider a banking application : login to the app/website with username & password and if it is not using for a particular time ,the system automatically logout the user because of the safety concerns

  30. Security testing is a type of testing which ensures that the data and resources of any system is protected by uncovering from possible vulnerabilities, threats and risks which may cause big loss to the software. The goal of security testing is, to identify the threats or any loopholes that may cause loss of information, revenue and measure its potential vulnerabilities so the system doesn’t stop functioning or is exploited .The example of security test is on a web application like Log into the web-application
    and log out of the web application and click BACK button of the browser and check again if you are asked to log in again.

  31. Security testing is basically a type of software testing that’s done to check whether the application or the product is secured or not. It checks to see if the application is vulnerable to attacks, if anyone hack the system or login to the application without any authorization. It is a process to determine that an information system protects data and maintains functionality as intended.

  32. Security testing is a type of testing which ensures that the data and resources of any system is protected by uncovering from possible vulnerabilities, threats and risks which may cause big loss to the software.
    EX: Login to a banking website and logout and then click on the back button of the browser to check if you are asked to login again or not.

  33. Security testing is a type of testing which ensures that the data and resources of any system are protected by uncovering possible vulnerabilities, threats and risks. The goal of security testing is to identify the threats or any loopholes that may cause loss of information, revenue, and measure its potential vulnerabilities. An example of security testing is logging into a web application, logging out of the web application, and clicking the BACK button of the browser to check if you are prompted to log in again.

  34. Explain security testing with proper example?
    Answer? Security testing is a technique to identify the threats and risks which may cause loss of information, revenue and measures its potential vulnerabilities so the system does not stop functioning or is exploited. For example, in security test on a web application is – Log into the web application and log out from the application and then click back button of the browser and check if you are asked to log in again or not.

  35. Security testing is a type of testing which ensures that the data and resources of any system is protected by uncovering from possible vulnerabilities, threats and risks which may cause big loss to the software. The goal of security testing is, to identify the threats or any loopholes that may cause loss of information, revenue and measure its potential vulnerabilities so the system doesn’t stop functioning or is exploited. The very basic example of security test is on a web application like Log into the web-application and log out of the web application and click BACK button of the browser and check again if you are asked to log in again.

  36. Question:
    1. Explain security testing with proper example?
    Security testing is a type of testing which ensures that the data and resources of any system is protected by uncovering from possible vulnerabilities, threats and risks which may cause big loss to the software. The goal of security testing is, to identify the threats or any loopholes that may cause loss of information, revenue and measure its potential vulnerabilities so the system doesn’t stop functioning or is exploited.
    Example of security test is on a web application like Log into the web-application and log out of the web application and click BACK button of the browser and check again if you are asked to log in again.

  37. 1. Explain security testing with proper example?
    Security testing is a type of testing which ensures that the data and resources of any system is protected by uncovering from possible vulnerabilities, threats and risks which may cause big loss to the software. The goal of security testing is, to identify the threats or any loopholes that may cause loss of information, revenue and measure its potential vulnerabilities so the system doesn’t stop functioning or is exploited.
    Example of security test is on a web application like Log into the web-application and log out of the web application and click BACK button of the browser and check again if you are asked to log in again.

  38. Security testing is a type of testing which ensures that the data and resources of any system is protected by uncovering from possible vulnerabilities, threats and risks which may cause big loss to the software. The goal of security testing is, to identify the threats or any loopholes that may cause loss of information, revenue and measure its potential vulnerabilities so the system doesn’t stop functioning or is exploited.

  39. 1. Explain security testing with proper example?
    Security testing is a type of testing which ensures that the data and resources of any system is protected by uncovering from possible vulnerabilities, threats and risks which may cause big loss to the software. The goal of security testing is, to identify the threats or any loopholes that may cause loss of information, revenue and measure its potential vulnerabilities so the system doesn’t stop functioning or is exploited.
    The very basic example of security test is on a web application like Log into the web-application and log out of the web application and click BACK button of the browser and check again if you are asked to log in again.

  40. Security testing is a type of testing which ensures that the data and resources of any system is protected by uncovering from possible vulnerabilities, threats and risks which may cause big loss to the software. The goal of security testing is, to identify the threats or any loopholes that may cause loss of information, revenue and measure its potential vulnerabilities so the system doesn’t stop functioning or is exploited.

    The very basic example of security test is on a web application like Log into the web-application and log out of the web application and click BACK button of the browser and check again if you are asked to log in again.

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