Specifics of Security Testing of Banking App

Specifics of Security Testing of Banking App
January 21 10:00 2015 Print This Article

Banking software products become more and more popular as they allow the users to perform necessary financial operations in the comfort of their homes and anywhere, where there is the Internet connection.

Banking programs deal with money and sensitive information of many users. Malicious people often try to break in them and steal or damage the users’ money and data. It goes without saying that security is of vital importance for every software product of that kind. So, security testing of a banking application is carried out extremely carefully.

A Banking Program Must Provide Sufficient Security Level That:

  • complies with local and international security standards, such as OWASP;
  • insures that the customers’ data and money are safe.

Specialists in manual and automated testing of banking applications proceed to security testing when functional testing and usability testing, localization testing and other non-functional testing types are completed.

Security testing is performed by means of different instruments and manually. The found errors are documented and sent to the development team. Some reports can be generated automatically by means of special instruments.

Test engineers usually include penetration testing in security verification of a banking program.

A banking software product may go into production only when its security level complies with the requirements, and the users’ savings and data are effectively protected.

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