Mobile Application Penetration Testing

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As our reliance on smartphones has risen, mobile applications have become vital. But many consumers are uninformed about their device security. According to a recent survey on app security, nearly two-thirds of mobile app users think that their health and finance apps are safe enough.

Security might be misconstrued if we don’t understand how our apps are built and evaluated. In truth, installing and utilizing untested apps can put you and your company at danger, as untested apps may include security flaws that expose your data.

To avoid this danger, mobile apps should be thoroughly evaluated for security flaws. While penetration testing might help us feel more secure, breaking into mobile apps requires a different methodology and setup than attacking web apps.

What is Mobile Application Penetration Testing?

The goal of a mobile application penetration test is to reduce corporate risk and enhance application security. During a mobile application penetration test, testers analyze client-side and backend server functionality to look for security vulnerabilities as well as deliver actionable recommendations for improving application security risk posture. Before providing a mobile app to the end-user, an organization should run a mobile pen test to uncover vulnerabilities in their mobile application

A mobile application penetration test can assist in identifying security flaws in apps that could be easily exploited by attackers. It should at the very least contain checks for the following vulnerabilities (included in the OWASP Top 10 Mobile Application Security Risks):

  • Improper Platform Usage
  • Insecure Data Storage
  • Insecure Communication
  • Insecure Authentication
  • Insufficient Cryptography
  • Insecure Authorization
  • Client Code Quality
  • Code Tampering
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Extraneous Functionality

How do we do it?

At Redfox Security, we uncover and address your mobile application security vulnerabilities so you can focus on business operations and stay ahead of adversaries. To add, we conduct mobile application penetration testing on both iOS and Android platforms.

Our mobile application penetration testing methodology primarily focuses on a detailed manual approach. This approach aids us in enumerating and exploiting deep-seated vulnerabilities that are often missed by automated scanners.  We detect not only common security issues but also business logic flaws. Remediating these issues assists organizations in improving ROI, enhancing customer experience, combating data breaches, and ensuring smooth application functionality.

At Redfox Security, we leverage the following testing methodologies:

  • OWASP Mobile Top 10 (and beyond!)
  • OWASP Mobile Security Testing Guide

Benefits of Mobile Application Penetration Testing

Our Approach

Besides exploiting and recommending solutions for generic web and API vulnerabilities, our security experts follow OWASP’s standards for mobile security.

What to Expect

Final Deliverable

At Redfox Security, we deliver an in-depth report that displays all technical findings in detail, with the relevant risk ratings, descriptions, recommendations and reproduction steps. Every report follows a strict QA process to ensure quality, accuracy and correctness. At a high-level, our reports include the following sections:
Executive summary
Assessment Overview
Testing Methodology
Vulnerabilities Overview
Table of Contents
Detailed Vulnerabilities
Risk Rating Details

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