Mobile application pen testing

Find vulnerabilities before hackers us it

Mobile Application Security Testing

Mobile apps are now a critical component of any business and a core element of user interaction with a brand, as well as related services and products. Consumers spend most of their digital time on their smartphones, trusting apps with their confidential and personal information.

The security and privacy of mobile apps is a concern for businesses — large or small. No one wants their customers’ valuable information to fall into the wrong hands due to a faulty line of code or a vulnerable third-party component. The consequences can be drastic and tragic: the brand’s reputation will be undermined, and competitors and consumers will be flooded with negative social media posts.

Ayris also offers ongoing collaboration to our loyal customers who require every build of their application to be rigorously tested for possible security issues.

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Let our experts simulate an attack on your network to show you your weaknesses and how to improve them

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OWASP Mobile Security Top 10 methodology Used

M1: Improper Platform Usage

This category covers misuse of a platform feature or failure to use platform security controls.

M2: Insecure Data Storage

Threats agents include the following: an adversary that has attained a lost/stolen mobile device; malware or another repackaged app acting on the adversary’s behalf that executes on the mobile device.

M3: Insecure Communication

Threat agents might exploit vulnerabilities to intercept sensitive data while it’s traveling across the wire.

M4: Insecure Authentication

Threat agents that exploit authentication vulnerabilities typically do so through automated attacks that use available or custom-built tools.

M5: Insufficient cryptography

Threat agents include the following: anyone with physical access to data that has been encrypted improperly, or mobile malware acting on an adversary’s behalf.

M6: Insecure authorization

Threat agents that exploit authorization vulnerabilities typically do so through automated attacks that use available or custom-built tools.

M7: Poor code quality

Threat Agents include entities that can pass untrusted inputs to method calls made within mobile code.

M8: Code tampering

An attacker will exploit code modification via malicious forms of the apps hosted in third-party app stores. The attacker may also trick the user into installing the app via phishing attacks.

M9: Reverse engineering

An attacker will typically download the targeted app from an app store and analyze it within their own local environment using a suite of different tools.

M10: Extraneous functionality

An attacker seeks to understand extraneous functionality within a mobile app in order to discover hidden functionality in in backend systems.

Our consultants will investigate the following areas:
  • Information gathering: Application architecture and design, platform mapping, languages and frameworks
  • Client-side attacks: Files analysis, binary analysis and memory analysis
  • Network-side attacks: Installation traffic and run-time traffic
  • Server-side attacks: Network layer attacks
  • Layer 7 attacks: Application layer attacks
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Benefits of mobile application testing

Assurances throughout the development lifecycle

Security needs be considered throughout the application development lifecycle and regular mobile application tests should cover initial development, go live and subsequent releases. We can issue a letter of opinion following testing, providing customers, and stakeholders, with the security assurances they need.

Provide security assurances during procurement

Procuring a third-party mobile application can solve problems for your organisation, but if that app is compromised it could also create issues. Mobile application testing provides the security assurances you need during the procurement process, working closely with you and your third-party developers to ensure applications meet requirements.

Prevent wider cyber-attacks

Vulnerable mobile applications can often provide attackers with an initial foothold as part of a wider attack against your organisation. Our mobile application tests allow you to identify and classify your most critical mobile application vulnerabilities, providing you with vital remediation advice.

Protect your company reputation

A compromised mobile application can ultimately lead to financial, operational and reputational damage for both client and developer. Mobile applications therefore need to be tested on a regular basis, helping you to protect your organisation and clients from damaging cyber threats.

Mobile App Pentest Report

Effective mobile penetration testing is much more than just a vulnerability scan: its a structured and proven methodology.