11.05.2023

Fuzzing and Beyond

What is fuzzing? What is it used for? How can this technology be taken even further?

Fuzzing and Beyond: white paper by TrustInSoft

Technical White Paper: Fuzzing and Beyond

Hackers use fuzzing to find and exploit weaknesses in your code. You can use fuzzing to stop them.

 

TrustInSoft’s new white paper, Fuzzing and Beyond, explains everything you need to know about fuzzing to beat hackers at their own game. It examines what it is, who uses it, the state of the art in fuzzing tools, fuzzing’s benefits and limitations, how to optimize fuzzing to overcome many of those limitations, and how to go beyond fuzzing to overcome the rest.

The rapid growth in the connectivity of software-driven products has greatly increased the attack surfaces of those products. Not surprisingly, interest in exploiting those attack surfaces on the part of unscrupulous software hackers and unfriendly governments has risen as well.

 

Fuzzing is a software testing technique that rapidly applies vast numbers of input combinations to a target program. By generating these inputs semi-randomly, it can test combinations the developer may not have anticipated while eliminating the tedium of defining individual test cases.

 

Hackers make frequent use of fuzzing tools to find “back doors” that they can exploit remotely. Software developers can use fuzzing to fight back.

 

Fuzzing is a powerful tool that can reveal and eliminate hard-to-find vulnerabilities rarely caught by conventional software testing. It rapidly increases test coverage while helping to shorten verification cycles.

 

However, it is not without its limitations. Classic fuzzing cannot offer complete code coverage in a timely manner. Fuzzing tools are not designed to find every vulnerability that may be lurking in your code. Software developers must go beyond fuzzing if they need to attain such objectives.

 

Fortunately, tools can be used along with fuzzers to optimize fuzzing—tools designed to detect every type of vulnerability a hacker can exploit. What’s more, these tools can be used to go beyond fuzzing. They can fully extend your test coverage and guarantee mathematically that your code is totally free of undefined behavior and other defects.

 

Reading our new white paper, Fuzzing and Beyond, software managers, developers, and testers will learn:

 

  • What fuzzing is and how fuzz testing works
  • The motivations and principles behind fuzzing
  • Definitions of technical terms specific to fuzzing
  • Typical uses of fuzzing
  • Who uses fuzzing and why
  • Tools used for fuzzing
  • How fuzzing tools vary to address specific applications
  • The benefits of fuzzing
  • The limitations of fuzzing
  • How fuzzing can be optimized to increase test coverage and thwart hackers
  • How to go beyond fuzzing, when necessary, to guarantee airtight cybersecurity

 

and much more.

 

To get your FREE copy of Fuzzing and Beyond, simply fill out the brief form to the right and click the button marked REQUEST YOUR FREE WHITE PAPER.

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