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Mobile Application Testing

Mobile Application Security Testing

Mobile applications are becoming a progressively common platform for supporting both business and leisure activities. In recent years mobile applications have become easier to integrate with existing network resources and business processes within the enterprise. The power of mobile applications are very alluring to organizations which value productivity of their staff on the move.

Why do you need mobile application security testing?

Mobile applications offer a wide variety of computing solutions to the corporate enterprise, whether it be a large organisation or SME. Developing a custom mobile application to fulfil business requirements must not introduce significant risk to any existing network resources currently used or newly implemented by the enterprise. As a result of the public and often free distribution of mobile applications through platforms such as Apple's App Store and Google Play applications are not physically restrained to enterprise servers or desktop environments. The application can essentially live in the public domain - leaving it open to global scrutiny and the potential for malicious exploitation. Insecure mobile applications can introduce attack vectors against the services they offer, the data they process and the users of the application.

It is inevitable with the growing popularity of mobile applications being used as the preferred interface between a user and network resources that security breaches achieved through such a channel become more widespread. Breaches of this nature can damage the reputation and public levels of trust in mobile apps published by organizations and any associated third-party developers.

How can we help you?

odysea provide in-depth mobile application security assessments using the latest mobile application development frameworks and security testing tools. We take a holistic approach combining our experience in mobile platform-specific analysis and methodologies from related testing domains including web application security assessments.

odysea currently offers the following services in this area:

  • Android Application Security Testing
  • Apple iOS Application Security Testing (for iPhone and iPad)

 

As part of our mobile application security assessments we provide comprehensive testing to uncover security issues related (but not limited) to the following:

  • Stored Data
  • Encryption
  • Hard Coded Credentials
  • Authentication Mechanisms
  • Data in Transit
  • Command Injection
  • Privilege Escalation
  • Information Disclosure

 

Working with a personal account manager and dedicated member of the technical team, odysea will support and guide your company from the initial enquiry stage through to defining the necessary remedial action. You can read more about our processes here.

Contact us to discuss your company's security testing needs.

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