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mobile application pen test

A mobile application penetration test is a comprehensive evaluation of the security of a mobile application, conducted to identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses that could be exploited by attackers.

During a mobile application penetration test, our consultants assess the security of the mobile application on various levels, including:

  • Authentication Tokens and Session Management: assessing how the application manages authentication tokens, session cookies, and other session-related mechanisms.
  • Authorisation: ensuring the application and APIs disallow to access or tamper other users' data.
  • Data Storage and Transmission: assessing how the application stores and transmits sensitive data, such as user credentials, personally identifiable information (PII), and payment details.
  • Input Validation: checking how the application handles user input to prevent common vulnerabilities such as injection attacks and other data manipulation techniques.
  • Code Analysis: reviewing the application decompiled code for hardcoded credentials or secrets, insecure coding practices and inter-process communication issues.
  • Network Communication: evaluating how the application communicates with backend servers and APIs.
  • Sensitive Functionality: assessing the security of sensitive functionalities within the application, such as in-application purchases, location tracking, and biometric authentication.
  • Third-party Libraries and Dependencies: reviewing the third-party libraries and dependencies used by the mobile application for known vulnerabilities.

The primary goal of a mobile application penetration test is to identify and address security vulnerabilities in the mobile application before it is released to users or deployed in production environments. By proactively identifying and remediating these vulnerabilities, your organisation can enhance the security of your mobile applications and protect sensitive user data from potential attacks and breaches.

At Tier Zero Security, we use Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM) and Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Testing Guide methodologies.

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