Mobile app penetration testing typically includes "data at rest" and "data in transit" security testing in context of the mobile application. This is true irrespective of whether it is Android app, or iOS app or Windows Phone app.
Penetration testing tools are used as part of a penetration test to automate certain tasks, improve testing efficiency and discover issues that might be difficult to find using manual analysis techniques alone. Two common penetration testing tool types are static analysis tools and dynamic analysis tools.Customers typically expect the app to be security tested end to end. This involves the mobile app binary as well as the backend web services.
Manual penetration testing layers human expertise on top of professional penetration testing software and tools, such as automated binary static and automated dynamic analysis, when assessing high assurance applications. A manual penetration test provides a wider and deeper approach to ensure great deal of accuracy, which is imperative for the hardening of mobile app from malicious attacks. While the vulnerability assessment does the task of finding security problems, the penetration testing proves that those findings actually do exist and shows ways to exploit those. Thus the penetration testing attempts to exploit security vulnerabilities and weaknesses of the app throughout the environment, attempting to penetrate both at the network level and key applications.
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The mobile application penetration testing methodology users OWASP Mobile Top 10 model to ensure that all angles of security threat vectors are tested. Apptrusty adopts an integrated approach that combines the strengths of manual penetration testing, jail breaking technology and mobile platform appropriate tools to identify security risks before they are exploited.
Android apps are easy to decompile and always contain lots of problems which could be easily exploited by hackers. The data-at-rest and data-in-transit vulnerabilities are found in apk files, which are thoroughly analyzed and notified by Apptrusty's technical team.
iOS is a tough job because of the way Apple designed the OS and security stack. However it is not impossible, surely not to Apptrusty penetration testing team. iOS apps exhibit multiple problems in the crypto key area, which if exploited can result into serious data leakages.
Decompiling xap files is an art and apptrusty pioneers in that. There are multiple data-at-rest vulnerabilities exposed by windows phone apps and finding those is crucial for pentesting. Apptrusty team has the expertise in this subject matter, encompassing all the OWASP security loopholes
Exploiting a vulnerability needs cascaded intelligence. While performing penetration testing for business critical applications or networks, we have witnessed numerous cases where the customer was relying upon automated tools for periodic security testing. Manual testing opens up the pandora's box and at least 5 times more vulnerabilities are found which are usually overlooked.There are tons of examples such as certificate pinning, mis-configured manifests, SQL Injection attacks, cross site scripting (XSS) attacks, Tapjacking attacks etc., where it is proved that automated VA is like swimming and being afloat, while manual VAPT is analogues to scuba diving, where you see a different world altogether.