In this modern world, around 78% of businesses are facing cybersecurity threats every year. It is always the sole responsibility of cybersecurity professionals to protect the data or network from the security breach. Professionals carry out the various processes to identify the vulnerabilities in a network. One such process is Penetration Testing. It is also known as the Pen Test which is performed by ethical hackers in a system externally or internally to identify the vulnerabilities.
Web Application Pentesting involves breaching of a different number of application systems such as APIs, servers(frontend and backend) to identify and solve the vulnerabilities.
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In this Ethical hacking project, we will discuss the tools used to perform pen-testing and how to perform a web application penetration test. This helps site owners to identify the possibilities for a hacker to access data through the internet. Also to identify how secure is their email server and hosting site.
Below are the tools used to perform Penetration testing:
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Web penetration testing methodology
Methodologies are nothing but guidelines that show how the testing should be performed. There are various standard methodologies that are utilized to perform the test. It depends on the type of web application where the test is performed, you can also create your own methodology by referring to the available methodologies in use.
Security methodology standards include:
Testing Scenarios followed in Web Application Penetration Testing (WAPT):
The testing methodology based on the type of website, For instance, the test for eCommerce sites follows a different procedure from an e-learning site. Here are some commonly followed testing scenarios in web application pen testing:
Web Penetration Testing types:
PenTesting for Web applications can be performed in two ways: outside and inside.
Internal Penetration testing - In this method, the testing is performed from inside the organization over LAN. Most of us will avoid this because the attack will always happen from outside the network. But it is necessary to prevent the malicious attack done by employees or Ex-employees.
External Penetration testing - In this method the testers perform the attack from outside with the limited information. Mostly they perform the attack only with the IP address for the target system. They test the vulnerabilities by testing firewalls, servers, and DNS.
Web Application Pentesting phases:
Basically web application pen-testing involves three phases:
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