Mobile Application Security


In today's digital landscape, mobile applications have become integral to both personal and organizational activities. The widespread use of smartphones for online transactions, gaming, and shopping has led to a significant increase in the amount of critical and confidential data residing on these devices. This shift has not only transformed the way we interact with technology but has also given rise to a new wave of security challenges.

Unique Threat Landscape in Mobile Applications:

As individuals install a variety of applications on their mobile devices for diverse purposes, the potential attack surface undergoes significant expansion. Unlike the conventional web application environment, mobile apps encounter unique challenges. The broad functionalities inherent in mobile apps introduce a spectrum of attack vectors, encompassing issues such as insecure data storage, vulnerable communication channels, and the potential manipulation of sensitive data facilitated by compromised applications.

Responding to the evolving threat landscape in mobile applications necessitates the implementation of Mobile App VAPT services. Our methodology for Mobile App VAPT is a systematic and comprehensive approach tailored to identify and address vulnerabilities in the security posture of mobile applications. Here's an overview of our Mobile App VAPT methodology:

1. Discovery:

During this initial phase, our testing team gathers pertinent information about the target mobile application. This encompasses understanding its functionalities, supported platforms, and intended use cases. Additionally, the assessment includes a consideration of the OWASP Top 10 vulnerabilities commonly associated with mobile applications.

2. Analysis/Assessment :

Mobile applications necessitate a unique approach to assessment and analysis. Our testers meticulously examine the application both before and after installation. Leveraging the OWASP Top 10 as a framework, they identify potential vulnerabilities and security weaknesses to ensure a thorough evaluation.

3. Exploitation :

Upon identification of vulnerabilities, the testing team progresses to the exploitation phase. This involves simulating real-world attacks to exploit the discovered vulnerabilities, aiming to gain unauthorized access to sensitive information or execute malicious activities. Special emphasis is placed on addressing OWASP Top 10 vulnerabilities, including insecure data storage, insecure communication, and insufficient authentication mechanism

5. Reporting :

A detailed and comprehensive report is generated, documenting all identified vulnerabilities with an assigned overall risk rating. The report provides a comprehensive description of each vulnerability, outlining their associated technical risks and impacts, business implications, and, if applicable, proof of concept. Recommendations for resolving the findings are included, with a specific focus on addressing OWASP Top 10 vulnerabilities commonly found in mobile applications.

Benefit to Clients
  • We provide end to end protection to mobile applications.
  • Testing methodology comprising of OWASP Mobile Top 10 vulnerabilities and common weaknesses in mobile application environment.
  • Application permissions, data stored on local storage, application function execution will be monitored, & security best practices can be implemented on it.
  • Impact of installing and removing the application from the device and its examination.
  • Protection against the latest mobile risks.