What is Mobile Application Penetration Testing?
Why Conduct a Mobile App Pentest?
Validate your existing security controls
Our tests will test the effectiveness of your app’s existing security controls in preventing and detecting attacks. By simulating an attacker, our experts will identify gaps in your defenses and provide remediation measures to improve your ability to prevent cyberattacks.
Understand the potential impact of an attack on your Mobile App
Our tests will identify and measure vulnerabilities that could be exploited to gain unauthorized access to sensitive data, administrative features, or damage your reputation. By understanding exactly what could happen during an attack, organizations can prioritize their security efforts and allocate resources effectively.
Identify & fix all existing vulnerabilities
Our team will help you identify all existing vulnerabilities in your mobile application and its underlying hosting infrastructure, whether it’s cloud-based or in-house. The test will result in prioritized remediation steps to help reduce your overall risk exposure.
Improve your Mobile application's security
Our services will provide detailed information on how an attacker can breach your Mobile App, what data or critical systems they could target and how to protect them. With this information, our team will provide you with tailored recommendations to improve your application’s security posture and protect it against potential threats.
Comply with regulatory requirements
Many regulatory frameworks require mobile application penetration testing as part of their compliance requirements. Our tests will help your organization meet these requirements effortlessly, by providing an official attestation that your risks have been successfully mitigated following remediation testing.
Enhance your development practices
Gain a deeper understanding of development processes that might inadvertently introduce security risks, allowing you to develop more secure applications and features in the future.
When Should You Perform a Mobile Application Penetration Test?
Our Mobile Application Penetration Testing Services
Common Cybersecurity Risks & Vulnerabilities Identified
Client-side injection vulnerabilities
Susceptibility to injection attacks, such as SQL injection or cross-site scripting, which can compromise data integrity and app functionality.
Weak authentication and authorization mechanisms
Inadequate user identification and access control processes, increasing the risk of unauthorized access and misuse of app features.
Improper session handling
Inefficient management of user sessions, potentially allowing session hijacking or unauthorized access to user accounts.
Insecure data storage
Weak protection of sensitive data, such as user credentials or personal information, stored within the app, making it vulnerable to unauthorized access.
Insufficient transport layer protection
Lack of proper encryption or security measures during data transmission between the app and backend servers, exposing data to potential interception.
Vulnerable third-party libraries and components
Use of untrusted or insecure third-party code, which can introduce security vulnerabilities into the application.
Our Mobile Application Security Testing Methodology
Config files analysis: URL disclosure, server credentials, cryptographic keys, hardcoded passwords, etc.
Reverse engineering: Reversing tools, device binding, impede comprehension, impede dynamic analysis and tampering, etc.
Input Validation: Injection flaws, malicious input acceptance, buffer overflow, unrestricted file upload, business logic validation, improper error handling and disclosure, improper session management, log tampering, etc.
Web servers: Directory traversal, injection flaws, sensitive file exposure, web server misconfiguration exploitation, etc.
API/Web services: Authorization exploitation, IDOR, Injection flaws, API business logic bypass, API misconfigurations exploitaton, etc.
Why You Shouldn't Rely on Automated Scans
OWASP Mobile Top 10
Our vulnerability tests integrate the OWASP Mobile Top 10 standards to identify vulnerabilities unique to each application. Our tests are focused on the architecture, the hosting environment, the security measures in place and an evaluation of the best practices in application security.
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Our Mobile App Penetration Testing Process
Duration: ~ 1-2 days
Activities: We learn about your specific needs and objectives.
Outcome: Business proposal, signed contract.
Duration: ~ 1 hour
Activities: We review the scope of work, discuss requirements and planning.
Outcome: Scope validation, test planning.
Duration: ~ 2-3 weeks
Activities: We execute the test in accordance with the project scope.
Outcome: Detailed penetration test report, presentation.
Duration: Up to 1 month
Activities: We test and validate vulnerability fixes.
Outcome: Remediation report, attestation.