10 top fuzzing tools: Finding the weirdest application errors

Posted: Wed, 04/06/2022 - 6:00am

When creating an application, programmers spend a lot of time anticipating what a user will need and how their application should react. The best programmers keep control using tight code while also planning for any contingency, but nobody can anticipate every possible action that a user might take. That is where fuzzing tools can come in very handy.

What is fuzz testing?

Fuzz testing is an automated process where a fuzzing engine attempts to send vast amounts of unexpected, erroneous or just random input into an application so that a programmer can see how it will react. They can then code appropriate responses that will protect the integrity and security of the application before it’s deployed to the public.

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