Monday, August 9, 2010

What is a vulnerability?

A vulnerability is a flaw or weakness in a system's design, implementation, or operation and management that could be exploited to violate the system's security policy.
A threat is a potential attack that, by exploiting a vulnerability, may harm the assets owned by an application (resources of value, such as the data in a database or in the file system). A test is an action that tends to show a vulnerability in the application.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you a lot for such really valuable information found in the your blog. You can get info on Web Application Testing as well with some guidelines with different way of thinking.

    ReplyDelete