Web Application Penetration Testing
Vulnerable internet-facing web applications are rapidly becoming the most popular attack vector of malicious hackers. Application code vulnerabilities and design flaws in content-rich, web-based, thick-client, and mobile applications can be targeted to penetrate networks and steal sensitive information.
Web applications are now also subject to sophisticated attacks whereby delivery of payload no longer is required to obtain Remote Code Execution, the popularity and rise of file-less malware such as Apache Struts give hackers the ability to obtain root access on systems by simply targeting vulnerable web application by sending crafted HTTP request and responses. To mitigate these threats, web and application security assessments must be built into the development and release lifecycle.