CompTIA Security+ Question E-79

Methods to test the responses of software and web applications to unusual or unexpected inputs are known as:

A. Brute force.
B. HTML encoding.
C. Web crawling.
D. Fuzzing.

Answer: D

Fuzzing is a software testing technique that involves providing invalid, unexpected, or random data to as inputs to a computer program. The program is then monitored for exceptions such as crashes, or failed validation, or memory leaks.