What is Mobile Application Penetration Testing?

Our daily use of mobile applications has substantially improved in recent years. Users are now subject to a number of additional security threats as a result of this development and reliance on such services. Keeping these applications safe from evolving threats is a constant problem, particularly for developers who may not be security-aware and are frequently pressed for time.

Psy9 has extensive experience in the field of mobile application security testing, and you can utilise their expert service to find any flaws in your mobile applications.

What are the Risks?

    • ✔️ Mobile applications are growing more complicated, and as a result, their danger landscapes are expanding due to the storage of more personally identifiable information and business-critical data.
    • ✔️ Sensitive information may be accessible to other programmes on the device if an application is not secure, and other attack vectors include the ability to cause application components to carry out malevolent deeds. To send and get data from the server, mobile applications often use an API; this is also a main point of assessment with our whole API technique being covered.

Key Benefits

  • ✔️ The application will be reversed engineered to check for misconfigurations or missing core security defences such as root detection, SSL pinning and code obfuscation.
  • ✔️ The source code of the application will be analysed to look for misconfigurations, hardcoded credentials or keys. There is no need to supply us with the source code, this will be available via reverse engineering the application.
  • ✔️ The application-level will be analysed for weaknesses such as weak passwords policies, insecure change password functionality and extraction of data from the application.
  • ✔️ Services, Broadcast receivers and activities will be tested in an attempt to trigger these outside of the normal business logic of the application. This often finds authentication bypasses and the ability to interact with the application and its data in a malicious way.

How Can Our Penetration Testing For Mobile Applications Help?

By locating vulnerabilities within the app in both the iOS & Android Operating Systems, Psy9 can assist reduce the risks related to mobile applications.

By reverse engineering the application package and examining the database and configuration files, the Psy9 Mobile Application Testing service examines mobile applications at a storage level. In order to check for weaknesses that a malicious programme would need to exploit, we employ specialised technology to simulate a malicious application that is stored on the phone alongside your own application.

Additionally, we investigate the API backend using our complete API methodology, which includes all OWASP’s top 10 vulnerabilities, typical setup errors, and thorough testing of business logic.

The Psy9 Penetration Testing as a Service (PTaaS) would include our Mobile Application Security service, and full access to the SecurePortal and other supplementary tools would be made available.