[Owasp-testing] A Few Additions to Testing Guide v4
andrew at ionize.com.au
Wed Oct 23 08:04:47 UTC 2013
We probably don't have to test for usabilit y, particularly given functional testers have that ground covered. B ut we could put a few notes against the relevant controls, like CAPTCHA, prompting the security tester to evaluate whether the control is necessary or usable.
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From: "Colin Watson" <colin.watson at owasp.org>
To: "Andrew Muller" <andrew at ionize.com.au>
Cc: "owasp-testing" <owasp-testing at lists.owasp.org>
Sent: Wednesday, 23 October, 2013 6:03:49 PM
Subject: Re: [Owasp-testing] A Few Additions to Testing Guide v4
You are probably right - the dancing pigs test case might be difficult to define adequately. Maybe add to the the 2015 edition?
On 23 October 2013 06:27, Andrew Muller < andrew at ionize.com.au > wrote:
Regarding testing for "security measure that waste users' time", I'm not sure we can definitively or quantitatively test for security usability. But Angela's point is valid for usability and user acceptance testing. Do you have some thoughts of how we could achieve this? A test for dancing pigs test case? ;)
From: "Colin Watson" < colin.watson at owasp.org >
To: "owasp-testing" < owasp-testing at lists.owasp.org >
Sent: Wednesday, 16 October, 2013 3:00:03 AM
Subject: [Owasp-testing] A Few Additions to Testing Guide v4
Andrew and Matt
I have updated:
and created first drafts for:
If you don't want a Logging section, I think LOG-001 could be moved to
Business Logic Testing, and LOG-002 to Authentication Testing. Note
that logging is also discussed in OTG-CONFIG-002.
I wasn't sure if I got the default headings correct as there seems to
be some differences across the tests. And I may not be consistent with
my use of "website", "web application" and "application". The case of
some test names is not always the same - some sentence case and some
title case, and I wondered if its worth tidying this up before it gets
At AppSec EU this year the opening keynote was given by Angela Sasse.
She suggested that "Security measures that waste users' time" should
be one of the OWASP Top Ten because they undermine security. Should we
have a test description for this based on Angela's presentation?
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