Mobile App Security Testing

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Today organizations are using Mobile Applications extensively for seamless business experience for its workplace and customers. These applications range from banking applications, healthcare platforms, m-commerce apps and other business applications. Identifying and mitigating security risks of these mobile apps are paramount for protecting the workforce and customers.

With our industry leading security researchers, we provide in-depth testing of mobile apps including the on-device security weaknesses, back-end web services, API services. Our rich experience of conducting more than 1000 mobile app security testing enables us to perform mobile application security assessments quickly and efficiently.

Key Focus Areas of Mobile App Security Testing

Mobile App on device security

Analyse how the mobile application interacts with the platform in secure state and in the jailbreak state.

Local data storage security

Controls for protection of sensitive data, if stored locally, such as user credentials, private information

Data in Motion

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 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 Security Assessment utilizes a great amount of manual testing

Reverse Engineering

We will simulate hacker techniques such as reverse engineering to understand the working of app

Binary & File Level Analysis

Review the application binary and perform file level analysis for identifying vulnerabilities

Mobile App Source code review

Perform automated and manual code review for identifying security weaknesses in the code.

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Methodology-For-Mobile-App-Security-Testing

Methodology For Mobile App Security Testing

Gather Mobile App Information

Our team gathers information about the application, use cases, business logic and other useful information about the mobile application

Threat Modelling

Create a threat profile of the application by listing all possible risks and associated threats. This enables testers perform tailor made test plans to simulate the attacks that may result in assessing the real risks instead of the generic vulnerabilities.

Application Mapping

Identify the application details and map them to various aspects of threat profile created. Some parameters 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 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 include 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 its intended functionality. Our testing team simulates attack of web services & APIs consumed by the mobile application.

Back-end / Server side attack simulation

Back-ends such as web services and API provides the application its intended functionality. Our testing team simulates attack of 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 report includes recommendations for remediation and risk rating.

Re-tests are performed to validate the closure of vulnerabilities.

Benefits of Penetration Testing

This second phase of the project is to develop the controls to treat the risks identified. NESA Risk Treatment Plan provides the directions for this phase of the implementation.

Phase-2-Control-Development

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