Mobile Application Penetration Testing

Mobile Application Penetration Testing


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 in danger, as untested apps may include security flaws that expose your data.

Mobile apps should be thoroughly evaluated for security flaws to avoid this danger. 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?

A mobile application penetration test aims 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 and 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 attackers could easily exploit. 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 carry out a Mobile Application Pen Test?

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:

Benefits of Mobile Application Penetration Testing

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.

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