CompTIA Security+ Question F-50

Input validation is an important security defense because it:

A. rejects bad or malformed data.
B. enables verbose error reporting.
C. protects mis-configured web servers.
D. prevents denial of service attacks.

Answer: A

Input validation is a defensive technique intended to mitigate against possible user input attacks, such as buffer overflows and fuzzing. Input validation checks every user input submitted to the application before processing that input. The check could be a length, a character type, a language type, or a domain.