What is Thick Client Penetration Testing?
Thick client penetration testing is an assessment designed to identify and fix cybersecurity vulnerabilities in desktop applications using the same tools and techniques as hackers. Whether the thick client built on a two tier or three tier architecture, our assessments allow organizations to identify and fix real-world opportunites for hackers to exploit their company’s applications to launch further malicious acts on their user’s computer.
Why Conduct a Thick Client Pentest?
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.
Our tests will identify and measure vulnerabilities that could be exploited to gain unauthorized access to sensitive data or launch further attacks on your user’s computer. By understanding exactly what could happen during an attack, organizations can prioritize their security efforts and allocate resources effectively in securing mission-critical applications.
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.
Our services will provide detailed information on how an attacker can breach your thick client, 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.
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 Penetration Test of Your Thick Client?
Common Cybersecurity Risks & Vulnerabilities Identified
Thick clients often store a lot of sensitive data locally, making it a prime target for attackers looking to steal sensitive information.
Our thick client penetration testing services identify risks unique to your application and cover the most common vulnerabilities and identify risks unique to your application with the help of manual techniques.
A security issue where sensitive information, such as passwords or API keys, is embedded directly into the application’s source code, making it easier for attackers to discover and exploit these credentials to gain unauthorized access.
A security risk where insecure or misconfigured network protocols are used, enabling attackers to intercept, tamper with, or inject malicious data into the communication between the client and server, leading to data breaches or system compromise.
A security issue where the application’s core functional processes are not properly validated or enforced, potentially allowing attackers to manipulate the application’s intended behavior and exploit it to gain unauthorized access or perform malicious actions.
A vulnerability where an application fails to properly manage and enforce user access rights, potentially allowing unauthorized users to perform actions or access sensitive data beyond their intended permissions.
A vulnerability where an application does not implement robust mechanisms for verifying user identities and maintaining secure user sessions, making it easier for attackers to impersonate legitimate users or hijack user sessions to gain unauthorized access.
A security risk where programming errors or inadequate memory management can lead to unpredictable application behavior, potentially allowing attackers to execute arbitrary code, crash the application, or gain unauthorized access to system resources.
Why Choose Vumetric For Your Thick Client Penetration Test?
Our thick client penetration testing services have helped hundreds of organizations fix vulnerabilities in their mission-critical applications.