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Fuzzing: Brute Force Vulnerability Discovery by Pedram Amini, Adam Greene, Michael Sutton

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Chapter 2. What Is Fuzzing?

 

“They misunderestimated me.”

 
 --George W. Bush, Bentonville, Ark., November 6, 2000

The term fuzzing does not exist in mainstream vocabulary, has many aliases, and might be entirely new to some readers. Fuzzing is a broad field and an exciting approach toward software security analysis. Throughout this book we dive into the specifics of various fuzzing aspects and targets. Before doing so, we begin in this chapter with a definition for the term, explore the history of fuzzing, examine the individual phases of a complete fuzzing audit, and conclude with the limitations of fuzz testing.

Definition of Fuzzing

Look up fuzzing in your dictionary and you’re not likely to find anything that will help you to define the term as ...

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