In computer science, attack patterns are a group of rigorous methods for finding bugs or errors in code related to computer security.
Attack patterns are often used for testing purposes and are very important for ensuring that potential vulnerabilities are prevented. The attack patterns themselves can be used to highlight areas which need to be considered for security hardening in a software application. They also provide, either physically or in reference, the common solution pattern for preventing the attack. Such a practice can be termed defensive coding patterns.
Attack patterns define a series of repeatable steps that can be applied to simulate an attack against the security of a system.
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