What is Web Application Penetration Testing?

Web Applications that we use consistently are progressing at a rate to keep up with innovation and accessibility. This dependence and ease of access with web technologies have presented the team at Zero Security Penetration Testing to protect companies from the latest threats and attacks by identifying risks using the mindset of a real threat actor. When Zero Security Penetration Testing checks all the fundamental areas for your web application, you will receive a comprehensive report with all the actions taken and how to fix them.

Why get a Web Application Penetration Test?

The constant threat of cyber attacks is constantly increasing: 64% of companies worldwide have experienced at least one form of cyber-attack and 30,000 websites being compromised and hacked daily. 49% of cyber attacks in 2021 were web-based, making your web application a prime and likely target for an attacker to acquire sensitive information that could put you and your company at risk of its reputation. A study found that 23% of small businesses had suffered at least one cyber attack in the last 12 months. The average cost for a cyber attack on a small business is $25,612.

What is our methodology?

Web applications use a lot of different frameworks and technologies meaning Zero Security Penetration Testing, will check the fundamental areas for all web applications:

Searching and gathering public information such as DNS records, data breaches, email addresses, and documents metadata could allow an attacker to find a point of entry to prepare an attack.

Identifying and testing authentication such as login forms to locate any vulnerabilities allowing an attacker to enumerate information, and target weaknesses via a lack of rate-limiting and anti-automation.

Checking user-controlled input to identify any common vulnerabilities such as SQL Injection and Cross-site scripting (XSS) and locate any vulnerable code injection weaknesses.

Understanding access control and privileges of users, to identify any potential discrepancies, that could lead to privilege escalations.

Examining session management to find vulnerabilities such as randomization flaws, session fixation, session hijacking, and excessive time-outs. Allowing an attacker to acquire sensitive information.

Inspect configurations for a web server to find any cases of version disclosure, outdated software, SSL configuration weaknesses, and unnecessary public-facing ports.

Validating file upload forms to find any vulnerabilities such as XXE injection, de-serialization, cross-site scripting (XSS), buffer overflows, and various more. That could allow an attacker to gain control of your web server, leaving your company and client’s private information defenseless.