API

Penetration Testing


OwnZap People assess your critical APIs for Security Vulnerabilities with API Penetration Testing.

Organizations have adopted modern architecture involving Cloud services and Mobile, and the result we see is a large composite system that sits behind these simple-looking applications. The content of the message layer and business logic is very critical to the successful operation of these applications.

Soap API and REST API

SOAP and REST are two popular approaches for implementing APIs:

SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) is an XML-based messaging protocol for exchanging information among computers. SOAP’s built-in WS-Security standard uses XML Encryption, XML Signature, and SAML tokens to deal with transactional messaging security considerations. SOAP also supports OASIS and W3C recommendations.
REST (Representational State Transfer) uses HTTP to obtain data and perform operations on remote computer systems. It supports SSL authentication and HTTPS to achieve secure communication.

Why API testing?

API testing provides access to application without users actually having to interact with a potentially disparate system. This helps the tester to detect and recognize the errors early, instead of them becoming larger issues during GUI testing.

What thing falls under API Penetration testing?

API security has become a forefront issue for modern enterprises. However, there is a spectrum of API security implementations, and not all of them are effective. Too often, APIs only adopt HTTP Basic Authentication, API keys, or token-based authentication, overlooking a major concern: identity. To prevent vulnerabilities and reap efficiency benefits, a comprehensive identity focus is critical for fully-evolved APIs.

What we do?

We run the test on your API (Application Program interface) keys and Basic authentication, Token-based Authentication, Token-based Authorization.

Access Control Vulnerability Exist when a user can infact access some resource or platform some action that they are not supposed to be able to access and Authentication is closely realte to broken authentication which caused by inadequate protection mechanism for API endpoint.

What we do?

We secure the access control on server side, where the attacker cannot modify the access control check or metadata and also on authentication mechanism i.e. password reset/recovery, including strong credential encryption.

This illustrates the 1st risk to web API security, which means In a code injection attack, malicious code is inserted into a vulnerable software program to stage an attack, such as cross site scripting (XSS) and SQL injection (SQLi).

What we do?

We check the objects which access via an API should include Proper checks. Whenever assets are placed in API-accessible cloud storage, we try to inject the maclious script and give you an ability to remediate these before an attacker could exploit them.

Often, parameters sent through an API request may be vulnerable to tampering. By tampering them, an attacker can change the values of a product and therefore purchase it almost free. For instance, if there is a hidden field in the form submitted by the user like this:

The attacker can change the value from 100.00 to 1 and buy the product almost free.

What we do?

We run the test on every parameter where Value of product and ID parameter is present and give you an ability to remediate these before an attacker could exploit them.

In an API test, the data is interchanged using XML or JSON and compromised of HTTP requests and responses. These all are technology independent and used for development. Thus an API test allows you to select any core language when using automated API testing services for your application.


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