Pen Testing reconnaissance 101 : Using NMap,Tor and ProxyChains

Learning objective : How can you perform reconnaissance on a remote target to check which ports are unsecured for possible exposure to network attacks? Step 1: Create or choose an off the shelf Network Port scanner. Based on my research and talking to more experienced peers in this space, I choose Nmap ( https://nmap.org/) , … Continue reading Pen Testing reconnaissance 101 : Using NMap,Tor and ProxyChains

Performing sorting on sub strings in Python 3.x using “key” parameter

sorted() and list.sort() are very useful inbuilt Python functions . They get even more powerful with the "key" parameter The key parameter basically allows us to call either another function or some logic, the outcome of which forms the basis of our sorting. The return value of the key parameter will be used to decide … Continue reading Performing sorting on sub strings in Python 3.x using “key” parameter

The flexi-ways of asserting with Cypress.io

  One the many joys of working with Cypress is the variety of support for various assertion methodologies. What is even more powerful is that they can be chained at the end of core Cypress API commands like cy.get Here are coupe of examples that I put into practice recently. JQuery based https://gist.github.com/sunjeet-khokhar/7f4affc12bc984161e826dd1c02ee435 2. BDD … Continue reading The flexi-ways of asserting with Cypress.io

Basic refactoring to use PageObjects with Appium (using .NET)

What is PageObject model(POM) ? POM is a technique to hide some of the details of interacting with Web & Mobile elements, so that writing tests and reading code is easier. Here is a good starter resource for understanding POM for Appium - https://blog.testproject.io/2017/07/16/page-object-model/ POM in action -  I want to use this blog post to … Continue reading Basic refactoring to use PageObjects with Appium (using .NET)

Real device testing with TestObject,Appium and C#

TestObject , an offering by Sauce Labs provides cloud testing service with real devices. I recently did a POC with TestObject using C# . The tests were run using NUnit. Step 1:  Sign up Sign up for a free TestObject account  Step 2:  Upload app Upload the .apk/.ipa file for app under test . I … Continue reading Real device testing with TestObject,Appium and C#

Fiddling with Appium Desktop – initial learning and gotchas

What is Appium Desktop ? Launched about an year ago, Appium desktop is a desktop app that provides a GUI to run the Appium server and (much more importantly) offers a GUI capability to inspect apps under test (locally and remotely) Through this post I will share my experience with Appium desktop installation and launch … Continue reading Fiddling with Appium Desktop – initial learning and gotchas

#100daysofcode :: Python 3.0 , interrupting an endless loop from the keyboard,gracefully

Recently I started out on a mission to further hone my programming skills. Out of the courses that I explored online, the #100daysofcode course from the TalkPython folks appealed to me the most. It is challenging,structured and the instructors are great. I will be blogging my micro-learnings onthis journey. This is the first one from … Continue reading #100daysofcode :: Python 3.0 , interrupting an endless loop from the keyboard,gracefully

Creating and preserving Cookies with Cypress.io

Continuing my joy ride with Cypress.io , I recently wrote a test to check for a successful logon for a public retail website. While the test was easy enough to write but the logon was failing (inspite of the correct credentials) with the below error message returned from the website Debugging the failure  Double check … Continue reading Creating and preserving Cookies with Cypress.io