Mobile Application  penetration testing

What is Mobile Application Penetration Testing?

Mobile app penetration testing reveals vulnerabilities in the cyber security posture of a mobile application. Most commonly, it is the safety and security of iOS and Android applications that requires assessment. It is important for both developers and consumers of mobile applications, that appropriate levels of security exist. This is especially the case for applications that handle sensitive data and functionality. Mobile application security testing gives assurance that the expected security protections exist and are effective.

What are the benefits?

Mobile applications are becoming the default way for users to interact with mobile devices. Applications provide rich and native functionality to a mobile device in ways that go beyond what is typically possible with a web application. The increased prevalence of mobile applications has resulted in increased levels of personal data and sensitive functionality being handled by them.

Mobile app penetration testing entails expert mobile security specialists following a strict methodology to determine the overall security posture of a given application. Simply put, these experts mimic the threat posed by a diverse range of threat actors of varying sophistication levels. They will be able to determine the level of resistance of your mobile application to these various threat actors.When security flaws are discovered, you'll be told what the consequences are and, more importantly, how to fix the problem. Where positive security controls are discovered, an in-depth mobile application penetration test will inform you of this as well, allowing you to continue doing what you're doing while knowing you're doing it correctly.

OWASP Top 10 mobile pentesting vulnerabilities

  1. Improper Platform Usage
  2. Insecure Data Storage
  3. Insecure Communication
  4. Insecure Authentication
  5. Insufficient Cryptography
  6. Insecure Authorization
  7. Client Code Quality
  8. Code Tampering
  9. Reverse Engineering
  10. Extraneous Functionality