Many companies and organizations are developing mobile applications. These applications store considerable amounts of information and communicate with external systems.

Mobile penetration testing comprises a set of tests that focus on detecting weaknesses in applications developed for Android and iOS devices.

The testing methodology is Mobile OWASP TOP 10. It includes testing the application installed on end devices, API testing, identification, business logic, verifying how information is stored on end devices and how data is securely transmitted, weaknesses that allow information leakage and more.

Who would be potential candidates for mobile penetration testing?

  • Companies interested in verifying whether hackers can perform various malicious acts that could harm infrastructure or end users.
  • Companies that are required by their customers to submit a PT test certification.

What are the advantages of performing a Mobile Penetration Test?

  • An expert in the mobile field examines the system and the client receives a formal list of findings and guidelines for addressing the weaknesses that are discovered.
  • Testing ensures compliance with customer requirements and regulations such as Privacy Protection, GDPR and HIPAA.
  • Unfortunately, software development and information security do not necessarily go hand in hand. Therefore, it is vital to ensure that your systems comply with a recognized international cyber security standard.

What are the highlights of the test?

As part of the testing, all required categories will be verified according to the OWASP methodology.

  • Inappropriate use of the platform.
  • Insecure data storage.
  • Insecure communication.
  • Insecure authentication.
  • Insufficient cryptography.
  • Insecure authorization.
  • Customer code quality.
  • Code manipulation.
  • Reverse engineering.
  • Strange functionality.

A mobile penetration test requires a tester with more than five years of experience. Professional experience has a decisive impact on the number of findings and the ability to assess their severity. Professionalism should never be gambled with! Always verify that the Pentester is an employee of the company, has the necessary certifications and carries professional liability insurance.