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Web Application Penetration Testing

The use of internal and external web applications is becoming ubiquitous, which is making them a popular attack target. According to Verizon’s 2020 Data Breach Investigation Report, a quarter of breaches were a result of web application attacks. Stop threats at the door with world-class web application security testing services that use the most advanced security testing methods to identify and plug security holes in your web apps and websites.

Web Application Penetration Testing2021-03-10T11:18:52+00:00

Decoding Web Application Security

Penetration Expertise that Digs Deep

With SharkStriker’s web application penetration service, you can identify all kinds of vulnerabilities sitting on your web application. We use a combination of automated vulnerability assessment and advanced manual penetration testing methods to detect even the most well-hidden vulnerabilities in your app.

Our goal is to give you a 360° view of the vulnerabilities not only in the web application also the various elements that make up the app. These elements include backend networks, databases, source code, etc. Our web app VAPT services are not only limited to identifying these weaknesses but also include recognizing the severity of these vulnerabilities and prioritizing threat mitigation.

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Web App Threat Statistics

Key takeaways regarding web applications

  • Hackers can attack users in 9 out of 10 web applications. Attacks include redirecting users to a hacker-controlled resource, stealing credentials in phishing attacks and infecting computers with malware.

  • Unauthorized access to applications is possible on 39% of sites. In 2019, full control of the system could be obtained on 16 % of web applications. On 8% of systems, full control of the web application server allowed attacking the local network.

  • Breaches of sensitive data were a threat in 68% of web applications. Most breachable data was of a personal nature (31% of breaches).

Vulnerability Statistics

  • 82% of vulnerabilities were located in application code.

  • The average number of vulnerabilities per web application fell by a third compared to 2018. On average, each system contained 22 vulnerabilities , of which 4 were of high severity.

  • One out of five vulnerabilities has high severity.

Web Application Vulnerability Coverage

We conduct penetration for both proprietary apps and also those from third-party vendors, and our process is designed to identify the most critical web app security risks as underlined by OWASP and MITRE CVE/SANS.


  • 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

  • Your Content Goes Here
  • 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

  • Your Content Goes Here

PCI DSS (6.5.1-6.5.10)

The Prioritized Approach provides six security milestones that will help merchants and other organizations incrementally protect against the highest risk factors and escalating threats while on the road to PCI DSS compliance.

  • Injection Flaws

  • Many other “High” Risk Vulnerabilities

  • Buffer Overflows

  • Insecure Cryptographic Storage

  • Improper Access Control

  • Insecure Communications

  • Improper Error Handling

  • Broken Authentication and Session Management


MITRE has brought out a list that covers the Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Errors (CWE Top 25) that are extremely common, are widespread, and which if left unaddressed can result in serious vulnerabilities. This list was built keeping in mind the vulnerabilities published in the National Vulnerability Database:

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  • CWE-79 Cross-site Scripting

  • CWE-787 Out-of-bounds Write

  • CWE-20 Improper Input Validation

  • CWE-125 Out-of-bounds Read

  • CWE-119 Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

  • CWE-89 SQL Injection

  • CWE-200 Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor

  • CWE-416 Use After Free

  • CWE-352 Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)

  • CWE-78 OS Command Injection

  • Your Content Goes Here
  • CWE-190 Integer Overflow or Wraparound

  • CWE-22 Path Traversal

  • CWE-476 NULL Pointer Dereference

  • CWE-732 Incorrect Permission Assignment for Critical Resource

  • CWE-94 Code Injection

  • CWE-522 Insufficiently Protected Credentials

  • CWE-611 Improper Restriction of XML External Entity Reference

  • CWE-798 Use of Hard-coded Credentials

  • CWE-502 Deserialization of Untrusted Data

  • CWE-269 Improper Privilege Management

  • CWE-400 Uncontrolled Resource Consumption

  • CWE-306 Missing Authentication for Critical Function

  • CWE-862 Missing Authorization

  • CWE-287 Improper Authentication

  • CWE-434 Unrestricted Upload of File with Dangerous Type

Testing Methodology

SharkStriker subscribes to a complex, yet highly systematic process that conducts a thorough assessment of your organization’s web application security. We realize there are plenty of tools and products available on the market that can be used to perform quick, assembly-line tests. However, in the evolving threat scenario, organizations need custom VAPT solutions that can conduct penetration tests based on their specific use case to safeguard their web applications from the kind of specific threats they face.

Our focus is on helping you maintain a very high level of operations security (OPSEC) by designing cybersecurity services that offer security based on the kind of threats that your web applications will actually face. We use a blended approach which includes the following testing methodologies:

  • OWASP Testing Guide

  • NIST Guide to Information Security Testing and Assessment

  • PCI-DSS Penetration Testing Guidance

  • ISACA’s How to Audit GDPR

Proven Methodology and Global Standards

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Transparent Pricing

The hallmark of our all-inclusive service is you get what you pay for with a simple pricing structure

  • No needless pricing complications that interfere with your decision-making process

  • Simplified pricing model that helps you build the perfect security posture

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Best Vulnerability Coverage. Actionable Report. Simple Remediation

The VAPT Process

VAPT IOT Penetration Testing

Vulnerability Discovery

We understand the various websites and applications that fall within scope and workout the ideal VAPT strategy.

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Recon and Requirements Assessment

We use comprehensive and cutting-edge intelligence gathering techniques to unearth the weaknesses in the applications and websites we have scoped.

VAPT IOT Penetration Testing

Vulnerability Identification

Our VAPT experts leverage commonly used hacking techniques and tools to discover vulnerabilities in your app and website.

VAPT IOT Penetration Testing

Vulnerability Exploitation

Our testers use non-disruptive techniques to hack into weaknesses to evaluate the severity of weaknesses.

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Reporting and Remediating

Our web app VAPT experts thoroughly document the vulnerabilities and clearly define a mitigation plan for these weaknesses, and debrief you.

Diverse VAPT Services

Reliable Vulnerability and Assessment and Testing

Bolster the Security of your IT Assets

The SharkStriker Approach

We believe in delivering best-in-class web app VAPT services that focus on discovering and mitigating every single weakness in your app so that it delivers value to users and high ROI.

Requirements Gathering

Evaluation and Analysis


Solutions Installation

Unrivalled network VAPT Service

SharkStriker Advantages

What our clients say about us

As an organization we realized, we were exposed to a threat landscape that is evolving continuously. Our small team found it difficult to cope with the advanced threats levelled at our organization. We partnered with SharkStriker to take the burden off our security team. We are simply amazed by their ability to manage our security infrastructure in a way such that all threats are kept at bay allowing us to focus on business growth activities.

Raj , CIO, Confiance Business Solution
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Web App VAPT expensive?2020-10-17T05:47:31+00:00

The costing of the whole web app VAPT depends on the number of days it takes for the ethical hacker to identify weaknesses and hack them. The cost essentially depends on the time taken to thoroughly evaluate app weaknesses.

What happens after VAPT?2020-10-17T05:47:01+00:00

Post VAPT our testers will extensively debrief you on its weaknesses and the ones that need to be addressed on top priority. They will also list out the steps you must take to address these weaknesses.

Is Web App VAPT Time Taking?2020-10-17T05:46:43+00:00

The time taken to conduct a VAPT for your web app, will depend on its complexity, scope and scale. However, we ensure that the VAPT is conducted in the least amount of time possible without compromising on quality.

Who will perform the Web App VAPT?2020-10-17T05:46:20+00:00

At SharkStriker, web app VAPT services are delivered by CREST Certified web application testers who have a deep understanding of web app testing and the various methodologies that can be used to identify app weaknesses and also test their severity.

Why is Web App VAPT necessary?2020-10-17T05:45:47+00:00

There will be a series of weaknesses in the architecture, configuration and design of your web apps, that can be exploited by cybercriminals. VAPT ensures that these weaknesses are identified and remediated so that the app functions smoothly and its data doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.


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