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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

When to do Penetration Testing

Regular penetration testing is becoming increasingly important. What many business owners seem to want to know, however, is when to arrange a system test. Any application that processes personal data, whether in the storing or retrieving personal data, needs to have its security tested regularly according to GDPR Article 32 (1.D). Many systems have never … Read more