The tradition continues and Geosley being one of our Meetup attendees shares his experience. Here he goes –
The Theme this time was diversity. First session was on “Overview and Demonstration of OWASP Top 10 Attacks” by Gaurav Narwani, who happens to be an undergraduate student and Bug bounty hunter being among the top 700 on BugCrowd. The session was super interactive with an introduction to BurpSuite, Security Testing Tools and live attack demos on hacking Labs like Web Goat. It’s just a matter of time, you might see more Bounty Hunters in the Tribe soon.
The best part was that he had recorded all the attacks earlier and played the video which made us understand the topic more clearly.
Gaurav demonstrated how SQL injection attacks can be made on poorly coded fields and how severe that can be. Using SQL injection he accessed the complete database and displayed fields of interest on the web form.
Another interesting demonstration was of XSS attack where he executed a script from the input field and created a new admin account on the demo website. Of course, this was frightening. What if such an attack is made on the software we test. It would be a blunder of course.
Glad he covered vulnerabilities and also how to avoid them.
His session ended with a couple of interesting questions related to Bug Bounty and Security Testing.
We had a quick Tea and Coffee break and returned back for Geosley’s session.
Geosley’s talk was must have for all the aspiring Automation Engineers. He not only explained the importance of having a Framework but also detailed on how the Automation Framework evolved over time.
In his session, he talked about features and structure of Data-Driven framework, Keyword Driven framework, Hybrid framework, Page Object Model and BDD framework. It was a nice session to understand what kind of framework can be applied in which situation. The session concluded with the entire room raising their hands on being empowered to build one on their own soon.
Post the session, the fun continued. Munching on our quick bites. We discussed on the Session Feedback, Plan for the next meet up, Feasibility of conducting a workshop and the list went on and on. We did surprise our founder by cutting a birthday cake for him which was later enjoyed by us all. A couple of group photographs with our signature TTT pose, this meetup ended with a lot of learnings, a bond of friendship and a ray of hope for the bright future of Test Tribe ahead.
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