Mobile Application Penetration Testing

Mobile applications let your users access information with ease, but they also expose them to potential attacks. Our mobile application penetration testing service identifies and fixes any weaknesses that attackers could use to break through security barriers, endangering your users’ information and privacy.

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Our Approach to Mobile Application Penetration Testing

Mobile applications are becoming more popular and complex, but also more vulnerable to cyberattacks. To protect your users and your business, you need to ensure that your mobile applications are secure and resilient. That’s why we offer mobile application penetration testing, a service that simulates real-world attacks on your mobile applications and helps you fix any security issues.

We use a mix of automated and manual testing to evaluate iOS and Android applications. We follow the OWASP Mobile Security Guide and eWPT methodologies, along with our own unique methodology and checks.

Our testing approach aims to achieve two main goals; to ensure the security of the mobile app on the device, and the APIs that handle the information exchange between the app and the server

How we Security Test Mobile Applications

Our mobile application security tests include a comprehensive set of tests that evaluate the security strength of the app on the device and the app service APIs.

Sensitive information on mobile devices: We check the mobile device to see if it has adequate security measures to protect sensitive information in case the device with the app is lost or stolen.

API security: We detect any unauthorized data access using the APIs that the mobile device uses and verify that the communication between the device and the service is secure.

Sensitive information in app diagnostics log data: We review the crash reporting and app diagnostics services to find any personal or sensitive data that could be exposed in the diagnostics data, which could breach GDPR and other data protection laws.

App permissions: We inspect the device components that the app accesses and assess whether they are appropriate, such as camera, microphone, and clipboard.”

The following areas are included in mobile security testing:

  • OWASP Mobile Top Ten checked
  • Authentication and session implementation
  • Static analysis of the application binary
  • Jailbreak detection
  • Broken access control
  • SSL pinning countermeasure
  • Testing the APIs for injection

Each testing phase builds upon the other that results in the full attack surface of the web application and gives you the information that you need to action and reduce your security risk:

  • API and app mapping and analysis
  • Attack vector discovery
  • Vulnerability identification and exploitation

Successful mobile application security testing requires understanding the whole app’s functionality and touchpoints from both an unauthenticated and an authenticated point of view.

We go further than the OWASP and recommend defence-in-depth security strategies so that you can fortify the application if a vulnerability was added.

Comprehensive dynamic security testing with different user levels allows us to see and test more of the application. This approach lets us access diverse functionality that could have various vulnerabilities that expose sensitive information

Instant Access to your Pen Test Results

The mobile app penetration testing service uses our SaaS platform to give you a quick and interactive security testing experience. You can fix vulnerabilities as soon as our testers discover them without waiting for the test to end. Use our Jira integration to create tickets automatically for your developers to resolve issues.

Each test comes with a summary that gives you a simple overview of the results. For each vulnerability discovered, you can access:

For each vulnerability discovered, Informer provides a:

  • Description of the finding
  • Evidence detailing the location and parameters affected
  • Screenshots
  • Remedial action and recommendations
  • References to more information if you need to dig deeper

Each test is stored separately in our platform so you can access detailed findings fast or export them in a PDF report. You can download reports in a number of formats at any time during or after the test.

Technical Support

Our mobile application penetration testing service does not end with delivering reports. We also provide a thorough debrief session where our pen testers explain the findings and answer your questions. You can invite your security, IT, and development teams to join the session and get expert advice on how to fix the vulnerabilities and improve your web application security.

We're CREST Penetration Testing Accredited

Informer is a CREST Penetration Testing accredited company. We invest in our team to ensure our pen testing methodologies, knowledge, skills, and experience are at the forefront of mobile application penetration testing.

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Jailbreak bypass detection

does the app detect that the device has been jailbroken/rooted?

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User privacy

assesses permissions to the device’s components

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Data remnants and artifacts

identifies sensitive data present on the device

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User separation

app enforcement of user authorization

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Binary analysis

potential manipulation of app to subvert protection

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Authentication methods

assess suitable authentication e.g. 2FA implementation

Frequently asked questions

If you have any further questions, get in touch with our friendly team.

Do you test iOS and Android mobile applications?

Yes. Our penetration testing labs are set up for Apple (iOS) and Android environments, so we can test applications on both platforms.

Do you test the user sign up process?

We will test a self-registration process and the account verification process to give you and your customers confidence in your security/keep you and your customers assured.

Is the application reverse engineered?

We will reverse engineer the application where we can look for evidence regarding how the application has been developed and also for hardcoded sensitive information, such as API keys and credentials.

What is Mobile Application Penetration Testing?

Mobile application penetration testing is the process of assessing and identifying a mobile app’s vulnerabilities and security issues to improve both safety and security.