Mozilla and BlackBerry are collaborating on advanced automated security testing techniques known as fuzzing.
Mozilla and BlackBerry’s work on security research techniques are in the area of fault injection. Fault injection (also known as ‘fuzzing’) is a method of automated security testing that is used to identify potential security concerns that can be fixed before users are at risk.
With fuzzing, a specially designed software is created to inject a variety of unexpected or malformed data into a specific application, program or area of code. The goal is to uncover areas where the software does not properly handle the malformed data.
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