Have you ever felt so vulnerable thinking about the hackers? Is this issue messing up with your code security? Not any more then. We have Code Review on the track. You keep the code intact; you keep your data safe.
On the mark…!
Security Code Review is the method of verifying the source code for any application to check whether you have the adequate security measures which could be invoked at the appropriate instances. It is a route to ensure that the application has been designed to be “self-defending” in a specific setting. The generic rule is that the penetration test should go clean without detecting any vulnerabilities with respect to the code that is developed after the security code review.
Code review checklist
While reviewing the code, ask yourself the following basic questions and then make out a conclusion:
If you feel that the answer is not satisfactory to any of the above questions, then you can recommend changes in the developed code.
Before you launch your code there are some principles that you should follow for effective and secure coding like:
Any coding that gets input from the user or an application requires adequate testing to ascertain that the inputs for coding are above all the major vulnerabilities like cross-site scripting, SQL injection, interpreter injection, locale/Unicode attacks, file system attacks, and buffer overflows.
The data is finally transcribed into an output encoding where every character that represents an untrusted value which would meddle with the browser’s rendering process is converted to an effective substitute.
There is a technique by which the developers safeguard access on the code by controlling the viewership and users of the computing resources. It essentially reduces the business risk factor proficiently.
Hindrance to data leakage is another significant angle within the securing coding principle. This is done to test the error handling code to safeguard it from leaking sensitive data or information to the user while an error occurs.
Another principle that ensures proficient coding is the database security which is concerned with the way the developers and security analysts secure the database servers and related systems against the possible attacks on their privacy and integrity.
Then comes the file management system that controls the data files that are stored in the servers. The system is custom made in such a way as to tackle individual or group files simultaneously.
And finally, memory management maintains the information with respect to every memory location whenever they shift between the main memory and disk during the execution. It might get allocated while running a process or it’s free.
Perks of using Code Review
Identification of bugs at the earliest
Sustaining team solidarity with constant review and updates
Maintaining a unique coding style across the platform
Increased data security through consistent reviews.
Confidence in the code that is generated
Curious to know
further about the processes on Code Review, watch this space for more.
Greeshma T Jenson
Greeshma T Jenson is an Associate Software Tester at the India Development Center of Ignitho Technologies. A passionate and motivated CSTA tester who is experienced in manual and automated software testing. Along with an expertise in Test Documentation, Bug Reporting, and Tracking Process, Greeshma is familiar with both Functional and Non-Functional Testing with knowledge of Load Runner and Selenium.
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