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Mobile App Security Testing

Deverra Technologies is a CREST Penetration Testing Service Provider for Mobile Application Security Testing/ Assessment. We help you evaluate the production readiness of mobile applications.

What is Mobile Application Security Testing?

Mobile Application Security Testing/Assessment involves testing mobile apps through ways in which a malicious attacker would choose to exploit the existing security weaknesses of your app. The assessment can help you identify the production readiness of your mobile application.

Today’s organizations use Mobile Applications extensively for a seamless business experience for their workplace and customers. These applications range from banking applications, healthcare platforms, m-commerce apps and other business applications. Identifying and mitigating the security risks of these mobile apps are paramount for protecting the workforce and customers. Security testing of mobile apps has become a necessity for such organizations.

Mobile App on device security
Analyse how the mobile application interacts with the platform in its secure state and jailbreak state.
Local data storage security
Includes controls for protecting locally stored sensitive data, like user credentials, private information, etc.
Data in Motion
Extensive assessment of controls such as encryption while transmitting sensitive data to back-end systems.
Authentication and Authorization
Assessment of authentication and authorization controls. Review of the session and token management.
Web services and API back-end
Assess the security of Web Services and API consumed by the mobile application.
Manual Review
Our Mobile Application Penetration Testing uses manual testing approaches to its full benefit.
Reverse Engineering
We will simulate hacker techniques such as reverse engineering to understand the application process and work in detail.
Binary & File Level Analysis
Review the application binary and perform file-level analysis to identify vulnerabilities.
Mobile App Source code review
Conduct automated and manual code reviews as a part of the Mobile Penetration Testing process to spot security weaknesses in the code.

Methodology For Mobile App Security Testing

Gather Mobile App Information
Our team gathers information about the application, use cases, business logic and other relevant information about the mobile application.
Threat Modelling
Create a threat profile of the application by listing all possible risks and associated threats. It enables testers to perform tailor-made test plans to simulate the attacks that may result in assessing real risks instead of the generic vulnerabilities.
Application Mapping
Identify the application details and map them to various aspects of the threat profile created. Some variables include (a) Key chains, brute-force attacks, parameter tampering (b) Malicious input, fuzzing (c) SQLite database password fields, configuration file encryption (d) Session IDs, time lockouts (e) Error and exception handling (f) Logs, access control to logs.
Client Side Attack Simulation
Key focus areas of client-side attack simulation are (a) Interaction with the platform (b) Local storage (c) use of encryption (d) binary & final analysis (e) insecure API calls and (f) files with adequate access controls.
Network Layer Attack Simulation
Network Layer Attack Simulation is an integral part of Mobile Security Services. It includes communication channel attacks, capturing network traffic and assessing transport layer protection.
Back-End / Server Side Attack Simulation
Back-ends such as web services and API provides the application with its intended functionality. Our Mobile Security Testing team simulates attacks on web services & APIs consumed by the mobile application.
Reporting & Re-Tests
We will provide reports that detail the risks identified in the mobile application. The Mobile Application Security Testing Report includes recommendations for remediation and risk rating. Re-tests get performed to validate the closure of vulnerabilities.

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