Manual and dynamic analysis of devices and applications on Android/iOS
Mobile Application Penetration Testing
Mobile Application Penetration testing services evaluate the security robustness of your
iOS and Android applications.
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Find and mitigate every single vulnerability in your mobile applications with Logisek
In our modern society, mobile phones and their applications have become integral components of our daily routines, enhancing our productivity and connectivity. However, with their capacity to handle massive amounts of data, they have also become prime targets for cybercriminals.
To mitigate these risks, mobile application penetration testing services are essential. These services aim to identify and address potential threats and vulnerabilities that could compromise the security of your organization's data. By methodically examining the mobile applications, we can spot weak points, test their resilience against cyber attacks, and recommend steps to enhance their security. This ensures that your applications maintain the highest levels of data integrity and confidentiality, keeping your organization's data secure and your operations smooth.
We are committed to assisting your business in pinpointing and neutralizing any security vulnerabilities, thereby substantially reducing the risks you face.
Mobile Application Penetration Testing
Mobile Device Security Review
Assessing the security of applications on mobile devices is a comprehensive process, encompassing the examination and analysis of multiple elements. This includes reviewing the device's configuration settings, applied security policies, permitted applications, and potential storage of sensitive data. Furthermore, installed applications are thoroughly scrutinized to evaluate their data handling practices, network connections, and other critical components. Depending on a company's policies—whether permitting personal devices (Bring Your Own Device - BYOD) or supplying corporate devices—these assessments are integral to unearthing and defending against vulnerabilities that could compromise data and system security. This rigorous approach provides robust protection for your digital assets, regardless of their location or platform.
Standard and Jailbroken Device Testing
Logisek conducts thorough security assessments with a holistic approach, performing extensive checks on applications running on mobile devices. We particularly focus on iOS devices that have undergone the Jailbreak process and Android devices with root access, dueto their unique threat landscapes. Our analysts identify and assess vulnerabilities in these types of devices, juxtaposing the data collected for deeper insight. The objective is to discern various security risks inherent in devices with modified operating system privileges. By contrasting the vulnerabilities discovered in jailbroken and rooted devices, Logisek can underscore the potential security risks detectable across different user groups, from cybercriminals to ordinary users. This comprehensive analysis contributes to our commitment to maintain and enhance the security posture of our clients.
Mobile Application Secure Code Review
Source code review is a systematic assessment intended to validate the security of an application through an in-depth analysis of its underlying code. This approach is notably effective at detecting insecure development practices and vulnerabilities that may be leveragedby cybercriminals, due to its ability to provide direct insights into an application's handling of various actions. During the analysis, Logisek's expert team scrutinizes the code to unearth deeply rooted vulnerabilities, thus enhancing the effectiveness of subsequent penetration tests. Our specialized services in source code security analysis are exceptionally proficient at pinpointing high-risk practices and detecting technical vulnerability hotspots in all types of applications. This is accomplished regardless of the programming languages or technology stacks used in development, making our service a critical asset for the holistic protection of your digital resources.
Mobile Application Assessments
With over 2.5 billion Android devices worldwide, followed closely by Apple and other mobile manufacturers, managing the security of mobile devices and the applications your business relies on is crucial.
By leveraging Logisek's services such as penetration testing, source code analysis, and mobile device security settings review, you can gain a comprehensive understanding of potential vulnerabilities and safeguard against potential data leaks.
Whether your business develops its own mobile applications or relies on third-party apps and devices to carry out essential operations, Logisek is equipped to help you identify and address vulnerabilities that could lead to a breach of your information resources and data. Through our services, we not only detect security risks but also empower your business to fortify its digital infrastructure effectively.
Security Assessment Methodologies
Our methodology for mobile application penetration testing primarily leverages a meticulous manual approach. This enables us to pinpoint vulnerabilities with higher accuracy and exploit them effectively, often uncovering weaknesses that automated analysis tools might miss.
Moreover, our scope transcends the detection of conventional vulnerabilities. We also unearth business logic flaws, allowing businesses to bolster the dependability of their applications, boost return on investment (ROI), elevate customer experience, avert data breaches, and sustain application stability. In doing so, we create a resilient digital environment that supports your business growth and continuity.
Common mobile application security risks
Our mobile penetration testing methodology
Mobile application penetration tests can be conducted either with or without the use of credentials. The following security assessment methodology for mobile applications outlines how Logisek approaches a “BLACKBOX” unauthenticated assessment scenario. In this case, minimal information is provided to the security consultant prior to the assessment.
At Logisek, we prioritize thorough documentation of all information pertinent to the findings from the security assessments we conduct. Our reports encapsulate detailed descriptions of the technical findings, analyses of associated risks, guidance and recommendations, as well as step-by-step instructions for reproducing the identified vulnerabilities.
Each report is subjected to a rigorous Quality Assurance (QA) process prior to delivery to ensure the accuracy, completeness, and reliability of its content.
Our reports are specifically structured with the following sections:
Frequently asked questions about mobile application penetration testing
Mobile application penetration testing, also referred to as "MobileApp Pen Test", is a technique used to examine the security, architecture, design, and configurations of a mobile application. This is done by simulating the actions of a potential malicious actor, or hacker, to identify cybersecurity risks that could lead to unauthorized access or exposure of sensitive data.
The importance of mobile application penetration testing lies in its ability to ensure the robustness and security of mobile applications, safeguard critical data, and mitigate the risk of exposure to cyber-attacks.
By conducting these tests, your business gains valuable insights into potential vulnerabilities within your application. This allows you to address these vulnerabilities, thereby strengthening your security mechanisms and reinforcing your defense against potential cyber threats.
In today's digital landscape, most businesses have a significant online presence, which commonly includes mobile applications.
Data breaches and digital attacks are paramount concerns that demand immediate attention to safeguard a company's online assets.
The security assessment of mobile applications is undertaken with the purpose of uncovering vulnerabilities and pinpointing weaknesses before they are exploited by cybercriminals. This proactive approach provides an opportunity to address these issues, effectively enhancing the overall security posture of the business.
Every aspect of a mobile application needs to be thoroughly tested in accordance with standards such as the MSTG Mobile Security Testing Guide and the OWASP MASVS. However, time and budget constraints are key factors that must be considered.
At the very least, mobile applications should undergo testing for widely recognized vulnerabilities, such as SQL injection and cross-site scripting (XSS). This also includes all issues listed in the OWASP Mobile Top 10 and OWASP API Top 10.
Critical components like identity verification, session management, payment processes, and application business logic should also be meticulously tested for potential flaws. Additionally, it's crucial to carry out an assessment of the underlying infrastructure that hosts the mobile applications to ensure it adheres to rigorous security criteria.
Mobile application penetration testing at Logisek is conducted by a specialized team of certified professionals, each possessing an in-depth understanding of the innovative tactics and methodologies employed by cybercriminals to exploit your business's mobile applications.
This team applies their deep knowledge and expertise to meticulously assess your application, using both manual and automated testing techniques to expose any potential weaknesses and to ensure your application is resilient against potential cyber threats.
The information required to determine the scope of penetration testing for mobile applications includes, among others, the number of mobile applications to be tested, the number of static and dynamic pages, the number of input fields/forms, and whether the tests will be conducted with credentials or not (how many users/roles of the application will participate in the tests, in the case of credential usage).
It is also essential to have a stable and fully functional application to facilitate the execution of all necessary tests.
We always recommend conducting tests in a non-production environment (UAT/QA/DEV) to ensure the availability of the production application. We never perform denial-of-service attacks in a production environment. However, it is important to note that each application has its own specificities and may react differently to attacks.
In case the production environment is the only available environment, we take all necessary protection measures and closely collaborate with your team, where necessary, to prevent any potential disruption of your mobile application's operation.
Mobile applications typically feature various user roles, including but not limited to, read-only users, regular users, super-users, or administrators.
In the course of testing, it's advisable to furnish at least a pair of credentials for every user role. This enables the security consultant to reliably ascertain that both vertical permission controls, which prevent unauthorized escalation of access rights, and horizontal permission controls, that deter impersonation of other read-only users, are operating as expected.
A comprehensive security assessment of a mobile application extends beyond simply ascertaining whether an attacker can gain unauthorized access; it also scrutinizes its various functionalities and capabilities.
Even though it's uncommon, or nearly impossible, to encounter a mobile application devoid of vulnerabilities, one can't assure that the authentication verification process of an application could exclusively be compromised through penetration testing without employing actual credentials.
Numerous other methods exist to infringe security, including phishing attacks targeted at users or developers of the organization, which might not be covered within the testing's purview.
Hence, supplying security consultants with credentials underpins the assurance that the application will be thoroughly tested.
Firewalls, rate-limiting, DDoS attack prevention systems, and similar security mechanisms can serve as potent instruments to thwart or limit malevolent actions by cybercriminals, when they are deployed and configured based on certain standards and policies. However, these countermeasures do not rectify the inherent vulnerabilities potentially present in your mobile applications.
Including Logisek's systems in the whitelist, permits security consultants to conduct an unrestricted and comprehensive evaluation of your applications with the objective of identifying any and all vulnerabilities.
Once these vulnerabilities are pinpointed, appropriate steps can be taken to address and rectify them, consequently bolstering the overall security stature of the application.
Providing mobile application penetration testing services necessitates not only familiarity with and application of the most up-to-date tools used in mobile application security testing, but also a profound comprehension of their optimal utilization.
To evaluate the security of mobile applications, Logisek's security consultants leverage an array of specialized tools. These include, but are not limited to, Burp Suite Professional, Corellium, Acunetix, MobSF, Charles Proxy, Drozer, Frida, Clutch, greenDAO Studio, iNalyzer, Introspy-Android, Jad Decompiler, VS Code, Kali Linux, and more. Additionally, they use custom tools crafted by Logisek.
The duration needed for a Logisek security consultant to execute a mobile application penetration test is contingent upon numerous factors.
The elements that could potentially affect the length of the assessment include the count of mobile applications that need scrutiny, the quantity of pages involved, the number of data input forms that need evaluation, as well as the number of users/roles if the test is conducted using credentials.
Each mobile application carries its own unique features, and the intricacy and magnitude of the application, coupled with the depth of the examination needed, can likewise influence the total time necessary for the penetration test.
The Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is a universally accessible and open industrial standard used by Logisek, alongside numerous other cybersecurity organizations, to evaluate and communicate the severity and characteristics of vulnerabilities. The CVSS rating oscillates between 0.0 and 10.0, with the National Vulnerability Database (NVD) dictating the manner of assessing the risk rating, contingent on the severity of vulnerabilities. The corresponding risk ratings in line with CVSS v3.1 scores are as follows:
The assessment and establishment of CVSS ratings hinge on various attributes of vulnerabilities, encompassing their impact, exploitability, components affected, and the requirements for authentication.
The National Vulnerability Database (NVD) maintains an updated repository of all acknowledged vulnerabilities, denoted as CVEs (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures), delivering corresponding ratings along with other pertinent information. The CVE list has its roots in the MITRE Corporation, a nonprofit entity that spearheaded the development of the CVE database back in 1999. MITRE furnishes vital details for each vulnerability and guarantees automatic synchronization of its database with the National Vulnerability Database (NVD).
Logisek is committed to compiling comprehensive information about the discoveries unearthed during security assessments. The report initiates with an in-depth summary and a high-level overview of the identified issues, underscoring the overarching risk within the designated scope.
Subsequently, the report elucidates the process through which the criticality and risk assessment for each vulnerability is determined, equipping you with insights to better prioritize addressing the issues. The report also envelops the scope of the assessment, the methodologies employed during the testing, and concludes with a meticulous analysis of all findings, encapsulating a summary for each, the affected locations, reproduction steps, and remediation methods.
Prior to the final delivery of the report, an intensive Quality Assurance (QA) process is undertaken to guarantee its quality, precision, and correctness. It is prudent to request a sample report from the penetration testing provider before engaging in an assignment, as it provides a clear expectation of the final product. A report saturated with technical jargon and complex language may have limited utility for you. Therefore, readability and understanding should be key considerations when choosing a provider.
Logisek offers a FREE retest, specifically designed to verify the rectification of vulnerabilities pinpointed during the initial examination.
Before finalizing the assignment for conducting mobile application penetration testing, you will be informed of the retest procedure, which encompasses the time frame required for reevaluation and the schedule for when it can be conducted.
To receive an estimate for our mobile application penetration testing services, you will need to fill out a questionnaire detailing your requirements. Logisek's specialists are on hand to assist you throughout this process, guaranteeing all your needs are addressed.
At Logisek, we believe in empowering your team with flexibility and control over cybersecurity services. That's why we've introduced our innovative Charge Credit System.
Why Choose the Charge Credit System?
Empowerment and Control: Equip your team with the freedom to decide the 'when' and 'how' of scheduling penetration tests, ensuring security aligns with your project timelines.
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Tailored Security: Your team knows best. Choose the cybersecurity services that are right for you, when you need them. Our credit system is designed to be both flexible and accommodating to your specific requirements.
Invest in a system that prioritizes your needs. With our Charge Credit System, take charge of your cybersecurity journey.
For a more detailed understanding of our credit model and other related information, please feel free to reach out to us.
An Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) is established between all involved parties to safeguard the confidentiality of all shared information. We adhere to stringent data usage policies, ensuring that your information is only utilized for generating a comprehensive technical report derived from the findings of the test.
Any customer data that is processed during the penetration testing phase is securely stored in an encrypted location within a protected environment. After the conclusion of the project, this information is thoroughly deleted to maintain the highest level of data security and confidentiality.
At Logisek, our commitment is to empower businesses to effectively tackle the evolving threats from cybercriminals. We do this by carrying out thorough, real-world attack simulations through our suite of products, services, and training programs.
Our depth of experience gives us a unique insight into the strategies and mindset of cybercriminals. This enables us to equip our clients with the most effective defense against the array of cyber threats they encounter on a daily basis.
Upon finalization of the testing process, our team of experts conducts an exhaustive evaluation of each identified vulnerability. This guarantees that you receive a complete understanding of the necessary steps to effectively address and rectify any uncovered vulnerabilities.
Logisek specializes in identifying security vulnerabilities across networks, systems, and various layers that could potentially enable privilege escalation, data manipulation, or unauthorized access to restricted information or functionalities.
Our approach involves meticulous inspections and verification of all exploitable vulnerabilities through hands-on analysis.
Throughout the penetration testing process, Logisek offers guidance for rectifying weaknesses and strengthens the security strategy specific to your organization's information infrastructure. Our mission is to enhance your cybersecurity posture and ensure your organization is robustly defended against potential threats.