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Mobile App Penetration Testing Methodology

Mobile App Penetration Testing Methodology

Mobile Application Penetration Testing often has a different flow to web application or network testing. This is because not only do you get an application but you also get the software itself. This runs on a device you control and allows for a much wider attack surface. It also allows DE compilation of code and hooking of calls all in service of attacking the application. As such, mobile app pentesting requires an entirely different skill set, knowledge base and methodology. Most mobile application penetration tests rely on the OWASP-MASVS (Mobile Application Security Verification Standard). Senior application developers and hackers are responsible for developing this to ensure that applications meet minimum security requirements. The content in this blog comes from the OWASP-MSTG  which is one of the most complete methodologies available. 

Are Wireless Networks Secure?

Wireless networks are generally a weaker alternative to a hardwire connections. Why is this? Well, if the wireless network’s traffic is open, then anyone within range can gain access which means it’s vulnerable to a ‘sniffing attack’. Modern wireless networks get around this by using encryption that requires a secret key.  How are wireless networks … Read more

419 Million Facebook Accounts Compromised

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This enormous breach of almost 1/5 of Facebook’s 2.3 billion users’ phone number and unique ID listed on their accounts was not the result of a direct hack. Databases containing scraped information about Facebook’s users were found on a server and had no password protection or any other security in place leaving them for people … Read more

The Marriott Starwood Data Breach one year later…

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It has been twelve months since the major hospitality company unveiled a data breach that affected millions of people, so it’s time to look back and see what happened. The Marriott hotel chain announced a major database breach that could affect anyone who stayed at its 6,700 worldwide Starwood hotel properties since 2014—up to 500 million people in … Read more