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Using Agile Test Methods for Overall Quality Assurance

Using Agile Test Methods for Overall Quality Assurance

As more companies embrace agile development methodologies (which differs greatly from Waterfall development methods), many QA testers wonder how testing fits in with this newer, faster environment. What is the role of testers in terms of agile test methods? Difference Between Traditional and Agile Test Methods Traditional, Waterfall development methods clearly define when and how […]

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When to Use Different Software Tests

When to Use Different Software Tests

There are many different types of software tests. We know that various software tests are essential to any quality software product. But when do you use which test? To clarify, we’ll break down the purpose of different software tests and when to use them. Load/Performance Testing Load and performance testing ensures a product performs efficiently […]

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Why Cryptographic Systems Fail

Why Cryptographic Systems Fail

Cryptographic systems can be vulnerable to outside attacks beyond the well-known brute-force attacks. Cryptographic main weaknesses come in two forms: weaknesses within the algorithm itself and weaknesses with their implementation. To clarify, the latter are called side-channel attacks. Why are Cryptosystems Insecure? Cryptosystems typically rely on random number generation to ensure that algorithms can’t be […]

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Top 10 Web Application Vulnerabilities

Top 10 Web Application Vulnerabilities

Scanning for web application vulnerabilities involves setting up a program that communicates with your system’s web application via the website’s front end. Next, this scanner program interacts with the back-end databases and other resources. Essentially, the goal of this program is to determine if there any vulnerabilities in the web application or architecture. Notably, identifying […]

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What is the Definition of Biometrics?

What is the Definition of Biometrics?

Biometrics is a pretty straight-forward term: bio = life and metrics = measurement. Therefore, the definition of biometrics is simply the measurement of life. More specifically, biometric is the measurement of different biological components unique to each individual to confirm identity. Though the primary function of biometrics is identification and access control, some biometric technology […]

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