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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. 

Tools for penetration testing

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We all know that skilled hackers are only as good as the tools they use – whether they are self-made or widely available to download, professionals rely on tools to speed up tests and complete tasks which would otherwise not be humanly possible (such as exploit’s with race conditions, for example). So, here they are; Sencode Cyber Security’s top 5 hacking tools as of February 2021.

Why osint is important?

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As an individual’s online presence grows, the amount of information an attacker can use against them grows with it. Everyone has heard of a story of some online personalities’ information being leaked online. But very few people know how this happens and why it is so common. Many of these ‘Hacks’ of personal information never … Read more