Chapter 12

Some Parting Advice

Here are some parting thoughts on attacks and testing for your consideration. First, keep in mind that testing is intractable. Books on testing are only a starting point. Readers should beware of any tool, class, or author who claims to know or do it all. The authors cited in this book have spent their careers learning, as have I. This book represents one set of mobile and embedded software attacks, but there are many more. Start here and then grow your own attacks. Seek other testers, developers, engineers, and thinkers.

Are We There Yet?

As I stated at the beginning, defining mobile and embedded software is not clear. What constitutes time or real time is even less clear. Testing becomes even harder depending ...

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