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Our mobile application penetration tests validate your development practices and secure your software from the most prominent risks found in iOS and Android applications.

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What is Mobile Application Penetration Testing?

Mobile application penetration testing is a type of assessment designed to identify and address vulnerabilities in Android and iOS apps that could be exploited by hackers. With millions of consumers relying on mobile applications every day to manage their most sensitive information, companies are now constrained to integrate penetration tests as an integral part of their application’s development cycle in order to protect their users’ sensitive information.

Why Conduct a Mobile App Pentest?

Conducting a penetration test of your mobile application provides invaluable insights into the potential threats that may compromise the cybersecurity of your app and its end users. Here is what you will get after conducting a project with our team:

Our tests will test the effectiveness of your app’s existing security controls in preventing and detecting attacks. By simulating an attacker, our experts will identify gaps in your defenses and provide remediation measures to improve your ability to prevent cyberattacks.

Our tests will identify and measure vulnerabilities that could be exploited to gain unauthorized access to sensitive data, administrative features, or damage your reputation. By understanding exactly what could happen during an attack, organizations can prioritize their security efforts and allocate resources effectively.

Our team will help you identify all existing vulnerabilities in your mobile application and its underlying hosting infrastructure, whether it’s cloud-based or in-house. The test will result in prioritized remediation steps to help reduce your overall risk exposure.

Our services will provide detailed information on how an attacker can breach your Mobile App, what data or critical systems they could target and how to protect them. With this information, our team will provide you with tailored recommendations to improve your application’s security posture and protect it against potential threats.

Many regulatory frameworks require mobile application penetration testing as part of their compliance requirements. Our tests will help your organization meet these requirements effortlessly, by providing an official attestation that your risks have been successfully mitigated following remediation testing.

Gain a deeper understanding of development processes that might inadvertently introduce security risks, allowing you to develop more secure applications and features in the future.

When Should You Perform a Mobile Application Penetration Test?

In today’s rapidly evolving cybersecurity landscape, it’s crucial for organizations to regularly assess the security of their mobile applications. Conducting proactive testing remain the most effective method to identify vulnerabilities and maintain a strong security posture.

Our Mobile Application Penetration Testing Services

Following a proven methodology based on the OWASP standard, our Web application penetration testing services identify the most common vulnerabilities and even the most subtle business logic flaws.

Common Cybersecurity Risks & Vulnerabilities Identified

Discover the most common security risks and vulnerabilities that mobile apps face, helping you understand and prioritize potential threats to your organization’s mobile ecosystem.

Susceptibility to injection attacks, such as SQL injection or cross-site scripting, which can compromise data integrity and app functionality. 

Inadequate user identification and access control processes, increasing the risk of unauthorized access and misuse of app features.

Inefficient management of user sessions, potentially allowing session hijacking or unauthorized access to user accounts.

Weak protection of sensitive data, such as user credentials or personal information, stored within the app, making it vulnerable to unauthorized access.

Lack of proper encryption or security measures during data transmission between the app and backend servers, exposing data to potential interception.

Use of untrusted or insecure third-party code, which can introduce security vulnerabilities into the application.

METHODOLOGY

Our Mobile Application Security Testing Methodology

Our approach is based on manual techniques and goes beyond a typical scan, allowing you to identify complex vulnerabilities present in modern applications that have become the primary focus of today’s hackers. Here is a breakdown of our approach divided in three distinct types of tests, ensuring that we leave no stones unturned:

Static Testing

Config files analysis: URL disclosure, server credentials, cryptographic keys, hardcoded passwords, etc.

Reverse engineering: Reversing tools, device binding, impede comprehension, impede dynamic analysis and tampering, etc.

Dynamic Testing

Input Validation: Injection flaws, malicious input acceptance, buffer overflow, unrestricted file upload, business logic validation, improper error handling and disclosure, improper session management, log tampering, etc.

Server-side Testing

Web servers: Directory traversal, injection flaws, sensitive file exposure, web server misconfiguration exploitation, etc.

API/Web services: Authorization exploitation, IDOR, Injection flaws, API business logic bypass, API misconfigurations exploitaton, etc.

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Why You Shouldn't Rely on Automated Scans

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OWASP Mobile Top 10

Our vulnerability tests integrate the OWASP Mobile Top 10 standards to identify vulnerabilities unique to each application. Our tests are focused on the architecture, the hosting environment, the security measures in place and an evaluation of the best practices in application security.

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Our Mobile App Penetration Testing Process

If your organization has not gone through a cybersecurity assessment before, you may not know what to expect. Even if you have, maybe you are wondering what Vumetric’ stages are. Here is a high-level break down of each step of our proven process:

Project Scoping

Duration: ~ 1-2 days

Activities: We learn about your specific needs and objectives.

Outcome: Business proposal, signed contract.

Kick-off / Planning

Duration: ~ 1 hour

Activities: We review the scope of work, discuss requirements and planning.

Outcome: Scope validation, test planning.

Penetration Testing

Duration: ~ 2-3 weeks

Activities: We execute the test in accordance with the project scope.

Outcome: Detailed penetration test report, presentation.

Remediation Testing

Duration: Up to 1 month

Activities: We test and validate vulnerability fixes.

Outcome: Remediation report, attestation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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The purpose of conducting mobile application penetration testing is to identify and address security vulnerabilities in mobile apps. This helps protect sensitive data, intellectual property, and maintain compliance with industry regulations.

Mobile application penetration testing is conducted through a combination of automated scanning, manual testing, and threat modeling. The process includes analyzing app components, identifying potential vulnerabilities, simulating attacks, and providing remediation guidance and assistance.

To get started, you’ll need to create a test account or a staging environment, and round up any relevant documentation regarding the app. This ensures the testing team can perform a comprehensive assessment of the app’s security posture and identify potential vulnerabilities.

No, mobile application penetration testing is non-disruptive, as it focuses on analyzing the app’s security without impacting its functionality or disrupting users’ experience. Additionally, our team has various measures in place to minimize any potential impact of testing on the performance and availability of your application. In the wide majority of our projects, our clients cannot tell any testing is being done.

Depending on the features that are being tested and the desired goals, you may need to grant the testing team access to your mobile app, related documentation, and necessary credentials to ensure a comprehensive assessment of the app’s security. Any access requirement will be determined in a pre-launch call with your team.

Our external penetration tests helps several organizations of all types meet compliance requirements every year by identifying vulnerabilities that need remediation. Once remediation testing is completed, we provide an official attestation confirming that vulnerabilities have been remediated, helping organizations meet compliance requirements efficiently.

Mobile app penetration testing is an essential component of a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy for any company relying on mission-critical applications for their daily operations. It helps organizations identify and fix important security risks in their mobile apps, protect sensitive data, and maintain compliance with industry regulations.

Both Android and iOS apps can be tested, including native, hybrid, and web-based apps.

The duration of a mobile app penetration test can vary depending on the complexity and size of the app. Typically, it can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.

Professional Reporting With Clear & Actionable Results

Our penetration reports deliver more than a simple export from a security tool. Each vulnerability is exploited, measured and documented by an experienced specialist to ensure you fully understand its business impact.

Each element of the report provides concise and relevant information that contributes significantly towards improving your security posture and meeting compliance requirements:

Executive Summary

High level overview of your security posture, recommendations and risk management implications in a clear, non-technical language.
Suited for non-technical stakeholders.

Vulnerabilities & Recommendations

Vulnerabilities prioritized by risk level, including technical evidence (screenshots, requests, etc.) and recommendations to fix each vulnerability.
Suited for your technical team.

Attestation

This document will allow you to meet compliance and regulatory reporting requirements efficiently and with minimal overhead.
Suited for third-parties (clients, auditors, etc).

Happy Customers

Our ISO9001-certified penetration testing services are trusted by more than 400 organizations every year, including SMEs, Fortune 1000 and government agencies.

CERT Accredited Cybersecurity Company

Vumetric, Leader in Mobile Application Penetration Testing (iOS & Android)

Vumetric is a leading cybersecurity company dedicated to providing comprehensive penetration testing services for over 15 years. We pride ourselves on delivering consistent and high-quality services, backed by our ISO9001 certified processes and top industry standards.

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No outsourcing

No resell of material / software

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