A Course in Black Box Software Testing

Examples of Attacks

See lecture notes on risk-based testing.

Copyright (c) Cem Kaner, 2004

Some errors are so common that there are well-known attacks for them. An attack is a stereotyped class of tests, optimized around a specific type of error.

Examples of attacks are:

The following examples illustrate the use of attacks.



Copyright (c) Cem Kaner 2004

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These notes are partially based on research that was supported by NSF Grant EIA-0113539 ITR/SY+PE: "Improving the Education of Software Testers." Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.