VAMedia’s Methodology For Website Penetration Testing

The web application penetration test service from VAMedia uses a risk-based approach to identify key application-centric security issues in all in-scope apps. To identify and validate vulnerabilities, configuration mistakes, and business logic defects, VAMedia’s web application penetration test combines the results of industry-leading scanning tools with manual testing. We can identify what scanners miss with in-depth manual application testing. The complete Web Application Penetration Test conducted by us uses this approach to cover the kinds of vulnerabilities identified in the Open Web

Application Security Project (OWASP) Top 10 and beyond:

  • Injection
  • Broken Authentication
  • Sensitive Data Exposure
  • XML External Entities (XXE)
  • Broken Access Control
  • Security Misconfiguration
  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
  • Insecure Deserialization
  • Using Components with Known Vulnerabilities
  • Insufficient Logging & Monitoring

The web app penetration testing technique employed by VAMedia Box is a consistent approach based on industry-standard practices for each pentest we do. Our clients and we have seen that our tried-and-true web application penetration testing approach works.

Collecting Information

Reconnaissance of the Google search engine, server fingerprinting, application enumeration, and other techniques are used in the data collection phase. To get as much information on the application’s makeup as feasible, information gathering efforts result in a compiled list of metadata and raw output. Web application footprinting, metafile leakage evaluation, service enumeration, and operating system and application fingerprinting are all part of the reconnaissance process. The goal of this step is to map the in-scope application and have everyone ready for threat identification. VAMedia Box Security’s penetration testers aggressively strive to compel your online apps to leak information, divulge exploitable error messages, or reveal versions and technologies utilized during testing.

Threat Modeling

The testing method moves on to discover security flaws in the application using the information gathered in the previous stage. This usually starts with automated scanning, but quickly progresses to manual testing approaches that use more precise and direct technologies. Assets are discovered and grouped into threat categories during the threat modeling stage. Sensitive information, trade secrets, financial documents, and other documents may be involved.

Vulnerability Analysis

Vulnerabilities uncovered as a result of Information Gathering and Threat Modeling are documented and analyzed in the vulnerability analysis process. This includes analyzing the results of various security tools as well as manual testing procedures.


A penetration test, unlike a vulnerability assessment, includes the phase of exploitation. Bypassing security measures and exploiting vulnerabilities to determine their real-world risk, exploitation includes gaining access to the program or related components. During this step, we run multiple manual tests to simulate real-world exploits that cannot be replicated using automated methods. The exploitation phase of a VAMedia web application penetration test entails extensive manual testing and is generally the most time-consuming.


The purpose of the reporting stage is to aggregate, record, and risk rate results in order to produce a clear and actionable report for project stakeholders, complete with proof. The customer portal will be used to distribute the report. If a customer desires it, the findings will be presented via an online meeting.

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