Mobile Application Penetration Testing

Mobile Application Penetration Testing

By helping to make our daily lives easier and more productive, mobile devices and applications have become indispensable. However, the sheer amount of data they process means that they are commonly targeted by cybercriminals.

Our mobile app penetration testing team is skilled at conducting a range of mobile application assessments across Android, iOS, Windows, BlackBerry, and other common mobile operating systems. Our mobile application testing service identifies mobile application vulnerabilities and can also review your organization’s Mobile Device Management (MDM) policy.

 Mobile Application Penetration Testing

Process/Methodology of Mobile Application VAPT

  • Gather Scoping Information

    After initiating the project, scoping/target information will be collected from the client. In the case of mobile application penetration testing, this information will include the in-scope application binaries (.ipa and/or .apk), any applicable IP addresses and URLs for in-scope API servers, authentication credentials (2 sets of credentials for each role being tested), and a list of any sensitive or restricted portions of the application that shouldn’t be scanned or exploited.

  • Review Rules of Engagement

    This process will involve a brief meeting with the client to review and acknowledge the penetration testing rules of engagement, confirm the project scope and testing timeline, identify specific testing objectives, document any testing limitations or restrictions, and answer any questions related to the project.

  • Reconnaissance

    Once the test has officially begun, a start notification will be sent to the client. The first phase will involve open-source intelligence gathering, which includes a review of publicly available information and resources.

  • Vulnerability Analysis

    The vulnerability analysis phase will encompass the enumeration of all in-scope targets/applications at both the network layer and the application layer.

  • Reporting

    After completing the active portion of the assessment, Triaxiom will formally document the findings. The output provided will generally include an executive-level report and a technical findings report.

  • Quality Assurance

    All assessments go through a rigorous technical and editorial quality assurance phase. This may also include follow-ups with the client to confirm or deny environment details, as appropriate.

Why Mobile Application Penetration Testing?

Mobile application security and penetration testing emulates an attack specifically targeting a custom mobile application (iOS and/or Android) and aims to enumerate all vulnerabilities within an app, ranging from binary compile issues and improper sensitive data storage to more traditional application-based issues such as username enumeration or injection.

Why Octasecurity for Mobile Application Penetration Testing?

The mobile application security scheme is designed to suit the best of the client’s needs. The assessment procedure tests the mobile apps as well as the third-party lib known vulnerabilities. The mobile app is tested statistically as well as dynamically identifying vulnerabilities. We are a security testing company and look at the application on the whole and not just the bunch of code placed on your server or the API running on the server, thus ensuring complete information about vulnerabilities and complete security against the attacks and the attackers.

Standards for Mobile Application Penetration Testing?

Vulnerabilities are –

  • M1 – Improper Platform Usage
  • M2 – Insecure Data Storage
  • M3 – Insecure Communication
  • M4 – Insecure Authentication
  • M5 – Insufficient Cryptography
  • M6 – Insecure Authorization
  • M7 – Client Code Quality
  • M8 – Code Tampering
  • M9 – Reverse Engineering
  • M10 – Extraneous Functionality

Benefits for Mobile Penetration Testing

  • Detect data leaks emerging from the local storage issues
  • Make your backend services and servers robust from security flaws
  • Make your application resilient to reverse engineering
  • Comprehensive security check from the hybrid testing methodology
  • Custom test cases created as per the business logic of the application
  • Identify weak algorithms and mitigate them to build a robust mobile application

Clients get benefitted from MAPT as it offers a complete analysis of the existing security posture and a suggestion for reducing the exposure to currently recognized vulnerabilities is also highlighted. Hence, the clients can make informed decisions and manage the exposure of dangers in a better manner.

The benefits of increased ROI are to both the end-user who uses the app and the mobile application development firm.

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