BLACKBOX TESTING TECHNIQUES

The Pros and Cons of blackbox testing techniques.

Blackbox testing techniques – also known as dynamic analysis – are a crucial component of a comprehensive application security testing protocol. Blackbox testing techniques probe applications in production and have no view of source code and no information about the internal structure of the software. Consequently, black box testing techniques operate similarly to the way an attacker would search an application for vulnerabilities, for example, by inputting malicious code into web forms or shopping carts.

Blackbox testing techniques can be very effective at finding certain kinds of flaws such as input/output validation errors, server configuration mistakes and other application problems. But blackbox testing is also highly resource-intensive to deploy and manage, creating issues for development teams trying to meet aggressive deadlines. And to be successful, blackbox testing techniques must be combined with other testing tools to identify and remediate more vulnerabilities successfully.

That’s where Veracode can help.

Technology for blackbox testing techniques from Veracode.

Veracode automated software testing solutions help to secure the software that businesses depend on. Seamlessly integrating application security into development, Veracode enables more effective and cost-efficient testing without requiring additional staff, resources or equipment. Veracode solutions include everything from unit testing tools for testing microservices to tools for vendor application security and runtime protection.

Veracode provides blackbox testing techniques as part of its Web Application Scanning (WAS) solution. In addition to dynamic analysis, this technology uses static analysis and software composition analysis to provide a comprehensive approach to finding and fixing software flaws.

With Veracode WAS, software teams can use blackbox testing techniques to search inside debug code, directories, left over source code and resource files to find ODBC connectors, hidden username/passwords and SQL strings that may be used by attackers to hack an application. Veracode’s solution also provides an inventory of all externally facing web applications and runs a lightweight scan to find critical vulnerabilities and prioritize risks.

Benefits of Veracode’s blackbox testing techniques.

Blackbox testing techniques from Veracode enable development teams to:

  • Simulate attacks by malicious individuals to find unexpected vulnerabilities that may be missed by other testing techniques.
  • Find and fix issues and vulnerabilities in applications before they are shipped.
  • Resolved issues faster with a complete report of critical vulnerabilities and detailed guidance for re-creating and fixing flaws.
  • Develop longer-term strategies for proactively improving application security throughout the SDLC.

 

Learn more about blackbox testing techniques from Veracode and about Veracode solutions for improving PCI security and PCI 3.0 compliance.

SQL ATTACKS

The danger of SQL attacks.

SQL attacks are among the most common threats to application security today. It takes relatively little skill to mount an SQL injection in .NET, Java or PHP, and the rewards for hackers are significant. Successful SQL attacks enable malicious individuals to access sensitive information stored in databases, make unauthorized changes to the content of an app or website, view users’ credentials, and more.

Hackers typically initiate SQL attacks by entering SQL commands into web form fields. If the application fails to adequately clean this untrusted data before using it in an SQL query, the attackers’ SQL language may be executed by the database, compromising systems and breaching application security.

The bad news: most enterprises still fail to put proper controls in place to prevent SQL attacks. The good news: stopping SQL attacks is relatively easy, but frequent and consistent testing of apps in development and production is critical. Automated testing is even better, enabling developers to focus on coding while automated testing tools perform a .NET, Java or PHP SQL injection test to identify vulnerabilities.

When choosing the application security and testing solutions that can help to prevent SQL attacks, more development teams and enterprises today turn to Veracode.

Stop SQL attacks with Veracode.

Veracode provides industry-leading solutions for securing web applications, mobile applications and other business-critical software. Built on a unified platform, Veracode’s SaaS-based services help to simplify application security and testing throughout the SDLC agile process, from inception through production. With Veracode, you can find and fix flaws at any point in the development process where it is convenient and cost-effective to do so.

As a cloud-based solution, Veracode is easy to implement and requires no special expertise for operating, maintaining or upgrading solutions. And Veracode’s services are constantly being refined to adhere to the latest web application security standards and to defend against the most advanced SQL attacks as well as a myriad of other threats.

Veracode solutions for preventing SQL attacks.

Veracode provides multiple tools that can help to prevent Java, PHP and .NET SQL injection, including:

  • Veracode Static Analysis. This security testing technology scans compiled binaries in applications and third-party software to identify vulnerabilities and to tell developers exactly how to fix them. Veracode returns results based on severity and risk, enabling developers to remediate the most dangerous flaws first.
  • Veracode Web Application Scanning. This service scans public facing web applications, performing lightweight and authenticated scans to discover vulnerabilities like those that may lead to SQL attacks.

Learn more about working SQL attacks with Veracode, and about Veracode tools to prevent LDAP injection.

SQL INJECTION JAVA

The threat of SQL injection in Java applications.

For attacks like SQL injection, Java applications remain a primary target and the damage to an organization can be significant. An SQL injection in Java is easy for even novice hackers – a few simple lines of SQL in a web form field can provide unauthorized access to an application’s database, enabling the attacker to view or steal data or change the way the application behaves.

Preventing SQL injection Java attacks is relatively simple – applications must validate all data inputs against business-specific rules and prevent users from using queries to dynamically interact with database. But these fixes are only helpful once SQL injection Java vulnerabilities have been discovered, and few organizations have the application security and testing technology in place to identify weaknesses that could permit Java SQL injection.

The reason for this lapse in application security? Traditional testing technology has usually been cumbersome and expensive, leading to unacceptable delays in the software development process.

Veracode offers an easier, more efficient way to test software and prevent SQL injection Java attacks: a suite of cloud-based application security services that automate testing throughout the SDLC.

Preventing SQL injection Java attacks with Veracode.

Veracode’s SaaS-based testing services let development teams and IT security administrators add automated testing protocols throughout the software development lifecycle and the procurement process. Our suite of applications security solutions can help to find and fix flaws as code is being written, while software is being assembled, and in third-party applications and open source code that is purchased or downloaded.

As a cloud-based service, Veracode lets your IT team avoid the need to deploy and manage on-premise testing solutions. And we are continually upgrading our technology and refining our testing methodologies, providing you with up-to-date defenses against a quickly evolving threat landscape.

Veracode’s solutions for avoiding SQL injection Java vulnerabilities.

Our suite of testing solutions include several technologies that can help to prevent SQL injection in Java.

  • Veracode Web Application Scanning is a web application monitoring service that continuously finds and scans your public facing web applications – even the ones you don’t know about. Lightweight and authenticated scans help to identify potential SQL injection Java flaws and other vulnerabilities.
  • Veracode Static Analysis finds SQL injection vulnerabilities and other application flaws by scanning compiled binaries, providing a list of weaknesses and recommendations for how to repair them.

Learn more about Veracode’s technology for stopping SQL injection Java attacks, and about Veracode solutions for identifying a cross site scripting vulnerability and preventing XSS attacks.

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SQL INJECTION .NET

How to stop SQL injection in .NET applications.

When it comes to SQL injection, .NET applications continue to be the primary target. Even hackers with little skill or experience can mount a successful SQL injection .NET attack by tricking an application into sending unauthorized SQL commands.

In a typical SQL injection on .NET applications, hackers enter various SQL commands in the form field of a website or web application. If the application adds these commands to an SQL query without first validating the information, the malicious commands may be executed by the database. As a result, hackers can gain access to databases, view confidential information, steal or destroy data, or make themselves administrators of the database server.

To stop these SQL attacks successfully, it is essential to continually test for SQL injection in .NET applications, both while they are in development and in production. Testing third-party applications is also critical, as many applications that are purchased or downloaded contain .NET SQL injection flaws.

When you want to implement tools to prevent SQL injection for .NET apps, Veracode offers automated, cloud-based app security services that make testing easy and cost-efficient.

Defend against SQL injection .NET attacks with Veracode.

Veracode offers leading application security solutions that help to protect the software driving business today. We deliver comprehensive testing services through a SaaS-based model that let your development teams and IT administrators embed security in software from inception through production. By automating testing processes and enabling code to be tested at any point in the SDLC, we reduce the cost, complexity and risk of ensuring application security.

How Veracode helps to prevent SQL injection for .NET apps.

There are three keys to preventing SQL injection .NET threats: educating developers, testing applications and fixing flaws fast. At Veracode, we offer products that provide contextual recommendations as developers write code, to avoid flaws that may lead to an SQL injection .NET attack. Our testing technologies enable frequent and consistent tests for software that is written, purchased and assembled. And our test results prioritize flaws by severity, so developers can remediate issues quickly and efficiently.

Our testing technologies include:

  • Static Analysis that scans binaries rather than source code to search for flaws that might result in an SQL injection for .NET applications. This technology is ideal for testing third-party software, as vendors are not required to reveal source code in order to complete the test.
  • Web Application Scanning technology that finds, scans and monitors all public websites and applications, performing lightweight and authenticated scans to protect critical applications against SQL injection in .NET, Java and PHP applications.

Learn more about SQL injection in .NET applications, and about Veracode solutions for fixing a cross site scripting vulnerability.

SQL INJECTION IN JAVA

Combating SQL injection in Java applications.

SQL injection in Java web applications continues to be a significant threat to enterprise security. The reason: a Java SQL injection is remarkably easy to pull off, yet many companies do not have adequate technology in place to prevent it.

Hackers can initiate an SQL injection in Java by getting an application to include malicious commands in an SQL query of the database. Typically, attackers enter SQL commands into a web form field – if the application doesn’t properly validate this untrusted data, it may be added to SQL commands that are executed by the application’s database. As a result, hackers may be able to gain access to the database in order to view, steal, manipulate or damage data, or to set themselves up as an administrator.

While stopping an SQL injection in Java is relatively easy, most companies fail to put protective measures in place. A simple Java, .NET or PHP SQL injection test can quickly find vulnerabilities in most applications, but these tests must be applied frequently and consistently across the software portfolio.

As a leading provider of application security solutions for enterprises worldwide, Veracode offers automated testing technology that can help to effectively prevent SQL injection in Java applications.

Preventing SQL injection in Java programs with Veracode.

Veracode’s industry-leading application security services help development and IT teams to embed security throughout the SDLC and software procurement processes. We offer a comprehensive suite of testing technologies that enable you to test for SQL injection Java vulnerabilities at the places in the development process where it is most effective and cost-efficient. From inception through coding, assembly and deployment, Veracode’s SaaS-based services make testing quick and easy, allowing developers to focus on innovation rather than on learning new testing technologies.

Veracode’s cloud-based services for avoiding SQL injection in Java applications.

At Veracode, we offer several technologies for agile and DevOps testing that help to prevent SQL injection in Java applications.

  • Veracode Static Analysis performs automated scans on compiled binaries to seek out vulnerabilities that may enable SQL injection in Java script. Because this testing technology does not require source code, it is ideally suited to scanning third-party software for security attestation.
  • Veracode Web Application Scanning is a web application monitoring technology that finds and scans all public-facing websites and applications, identifying vulnerabilities and providing a list of flaws prioritized by severity.

Learn more about preventing SQL injection in Java with Veracode, and about Veracode’s solutions for preventing XSS.

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