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Security for Microsoft® Visual Basic® .NET by Michael James Bond, Ed Robinson

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Attack—Execute the Plan

Testing your application before you release it is how you will stay one or more steps ahead of an attacker who will later use your application. Up to this point, you’ve emulated what an attacker might do by determining potential points of entry based on a blueprint you’ve created, created scenarios that describe how you will test whether the potential points of entry are secure, and identified the tests needed to validate each scenario. Now it’s time to execute your plan and attack your application!

Testing Approaches

You can choose from several broad approaches to test your application. The advantages and disadvantages of each approach are shown in Table 9-2. The approaches shown in Table 9-2 are valid for general testing ...

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