Software Test Attacks to Break Mobile and Embedded Devices, 1st Edition

  • Jon Duncan Hagar
  • Published By: Chapman & Hall
  • ISBN-10: 146657531X
  • ISBN-13: 9781466575318
  • DDC: 005.8
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 378 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released November 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Address Errors before Users Find Them
Using a mix-and-match approach, Software Test Attacks to Break Mobile and Embedded Devices presents an attack basis for testing mobile and embedded systems. Designed for testers working in the ever-expanding world of "smart" devices driven by software, the book focuses on attack-based testing that can be used by individuals and teams. The numerous test attacks show you when a software product does not work (i.e., has bugs) and provide you with information about the software product under test.

The book guides you step by step starting with the basics. It explains patterns and techniques ranging from simple mind mapping to sophisticated test labs. For traditional testers moving into the mobile and embedded area, the book bridges the gap between IT and mobile/embedded system testing. It illustrates how to apply both traditional and new approaches. For those working with mobile/embedded systems without an extensive background in testing, the book brings together testing ideas, techniques, and solutions that are immediately applicable to testing smart and mobile devices.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Foreword by Dorothy Graham.
Foreword by Lisa Crispin.
Copyright and Trademarks Declaration Page.
1: Setting the Mobile and Embedded Framework.
2: Developer Attacks: Taking the Code Head On.
3: Control System Attacks.
4: Hardware Software Attacks.
5: Mobile and Embedded Software Attacks.
6: Time Attacks: “It's about Time”.
7: Human User Interface Attacks: “The Limited (and Unlimited) User Interface”.
8: Smart and/or Mobile Phone Attacks.
9: Mobile/Embedded Security.
10: Generic Attacks.
11: Mobile and Embedded System Labs.
12: Some Parting Advice.
Appendix A: Mobile and Embedded Error Taxonomy: A Software Error Taxonomy (for Testers)*.
Appendix B: Mobile and Embedded Coding Rules.
Appendix C: Quality First: “Defending the Source Code so that Attacks are not so Easy”.
Appendix D: Basic Timing Concepts.
Appendix E: Detailed Mapping of Attacks.
Appendix F: UI/GUI and Game Evaluation Checklist.
Appendix G: Risk Analysis, FMEA, and Brainstorming.