What are the benefits of performing web application penetration testing:
Web Application Penetration Testing is the most effective way to detect Web App vulnerabilities and security issues. With WAPT you can find out if your Web Applications are hackable or not, that means whether they have exploitable vulnerabilities for malicious purposes by hackers or other unauthorized individuals; You can test Web Apps in a safe environment without worrying about bringing down production systems during penetration tests; It helps identify problems before attackers do, allowing you to take action before users’ data is compromised. Web Application Pentesting can help Web Security Professionals to understand how Web Applications work, what technologies are used in Web Apps, and which Web App vulnerabilities attackers exploit; It gives you a better understanding of your application’s attack surface so that appropriate countermeasures might be put into place.
How Web Application Pentesting works:
Web application penetration testing is done by web security professionals who are responsible for the security of web applications. Web security professionals use various tools and techniques to perform WAPT on Web Apps; they also develop custom test cases that mimic real-world attacks against web applications with pre-defined goals.
Web Penetration Testers usually follow these steps:
Here’s what Web Penetration Testers usually do:
- Enumerate Web Applications and Web Servers;
- Identify the target application, its technologies (servers, frameworks), and programming languages;
- Use automated scanners like Netsparker or HP Web Inspect to identify known web server and framework-related vulnerabilities. Automated WAPT tools can also be used for exploiting web app vulnerabilities found during the manual testing phase of pentests;
- Perform Web Application Source Code Analysis if necessary so that you can fix security issues by implementing proper filters on input data before it reaches Web Application Web Servers;
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