Mobile Application Security Testing Services

Mobile application penetration testing is aimed to identify whether an attacker could compromise mobile applications to get unauthorized access to personal or corporate information, company resources, or data of other users. The focus is shifted to breaking local privacy and bypassing platform-specific APIs and mechanisms used for data protection.

Why Do You Need Mobile Application Penetration Testing?

Keeping information secure on mobile devices is crucial for companies and end-users, whether the data is corporate or personal. With the growing number of smartphone applications, the demand to secure them has never been greater. Mobile applications require regular security testing checks since they often use sensitive data (payment cards information, personal data, etc.) that might be compromised as a result of a hacker attack or a lost/stolen mobile device. Companies often wish to verify the effectiveness of existing security measures and to evaluate the risk of successful exploits. One of the consistent methods of doing that is to perform an end-to-end penetration test.

Why DataArt?

DataArt has deep technical skills and extensive experience in mobile app security, testing applications on all device types and platforms. The process of native application security testing includes several steps, such as reverse-engineering security controls and application logic, static and dynamic analysis, an inspection of application traffic and locally stored data, an examination of the server-side components, and so on. Our mobile security testing process includes:

  • Gathering data on how the targeted application stores, receives and transmits data.
  • Decrypting the encrypted content of the mobile solution.
  • Decompiling the application (if supported by the platform) and reviewing the final code.
  • Searching for potential secrets and vulnerabilities in the decompiled code.
  • Dynamic analysis, i.e. inspection of application traffic, file and network activities and
  • locally stored data.
  • Server API testing.

During the testing process, security engineers look at the application from an attacker’s viewpoint and try to devise and launch their own attacks. DataArt security testing services cover all classes of mobile app vulnerabilities, including but not limited to:

  • Authentication and session management defects
  • Use of insecure services and protocols
  • Application logic defects
  • Insecure local data storage
  • Caching and temporary files
  • Information leakage
  • Privacy issues
  • Unmanaged code and memory access
  • Weak cryptography

Our Mobile Security Testing Services

Our mobile security testing experts have a wealth of experience in security testing. We test each mobile app at-rest and during runtime to uncover all hidden vulnerabilities. Together with mobile penetration testing, our mobile security testing services span across:

  • Code review would reveal even deeply buried security weaknesses and would help to reach full coverage of a given mobile solution. There are certain benefits to performing Code Reviews for a mobile application, e.g. a mobile security code review:
    • increases the chances of detecting injection flaws
    • reveals the hard-coded data used by a mobile application
    • detects weak algorithm usage and hard-coded keys
  • Vulnerability Assessment. DataArt’s mobile security team looks at the security weaknesses of your entire mobile solution from the app on the device, the backend systems, the network the app connects to, and the interaction and data flow between them. Our cyber-security team thoroughly evaluates your security controls and provides remediation steps your company can take.
  • Embedded Devices Security Testing. Embedded devices have a complicated architecture and are especially vulnerable to security attacks since there is often no mechanism available to add additional layers of continuous monitoring and security. DataArt ensures that the full attack surface and all use cases are considered in order to give full levels of assurance. Our IoT penetration test is focused on the following areas: hardware, firmware, application, network, encryption.

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