What is Security Testing? does it comes under Functionality testing?

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  • Jul 5th, 2006

Hi Folks

  Security testing comes under non-functional system testing. Small example

testing login screen is one kind of security testing.

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  • Jul 5th, 2006

To check wheather our application is secured or not like checking the log files, strength of userid and password, session destroy..., it comes under functionality only.

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  • Jul 8th, 2006

Security testing comes under Non-Functional testing.

This testing is also known as Penetration testing. 

In this security testing the test engieers validate authorization, access control, decryption & encryption.

Shiva (Kittu)

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  • Jul 11th, 2006

Security testing comes under Non funtional testing. It cannot be part of functional testing.

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kamalaker reddy

  • Aug 9th, 2006

hi it comes under funtionality only.in that we have check access control,autherization and authentication

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Security testing is a non-functional testing type.

It tests how secure the application is. It guarantees security in the application so that the user can trust the application and can provide with very confidential information via the application believing that all the confidential data remains confidential.

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Dillip Palai

  • Apr 23rd, 2012

Security testing is a process to determine that an information system protects data and maintains functionality as intended.

The six basic security concepts that need to be covered by security testing are: confidentiality, integrity, authentication, availability, authorization and non-repudiation. Security testing as a term has a number of different meanings and can be completed in a number of different ways. As such a Security Taxonomy helps us to understand these different approaches and meanings by providing a base level to work from.

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