Let’s learn about fuzzing or fuzz testing.

As software engineers, we do not worry when things go as expected but when unexpected things happen. One way to deal with the unexpected is fuzzing. Fuzzing (or fuzz testing) is a testing technique that provides invalid, unexpected, or random data on programs that require input.

The advantages of fuzzing

The advantages of fuzzing include the following:

  • It makes sure that the code can handle invalid or random input.

  • Bugs that are discovered with fuzzing are usually severe and might indicate security risks.

  • Attackers often use fuzzing to locate vulnerabilities, so it is good to be prepared.

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