Application Testing

Tap into Test Wave's proficiency in uncovering potential security threats in your crucial mobile applications

through our comprehensive Mobile Application Penetration Test.

What is Mobile Application Testing?

Mobile Application Penetration Testing, frequently shortened to mobile app pen testing, is a specialised process designed to scrutinise the security of mobile devices and applications. This type of ethical hacking involves proactively seeking out vulnerabilities that could be exploited by potential attackers within mobile operating systems, applications, and infrastructures.

By simulating attacks on mobile devices and apps, it helps uncover security weaknesses such as insecure data storage, weak encryption, privacy breaches, and other potential loopholes. The goal of mobile pen testing is to identify and address these security issues before they can be exploited by malicious entities, thereby ensuring the safety and integrity of mobile data and transactions.

How to approach a Mobile Application Test

We perform mobile application tests remotely, creating scenarios that mirror authentic cyber attacks. The strategies for these engagements can adapt according to your individual requirements and key concerns.

Black Box Approach

Black box testing represents a real-world attack scenario in which our knowledge of the application is basic, and we lack access to the source code or any user or admin credentials. Clients who are keen to understand whether a web application could be compromised by an external threat usually opt for this type of assessment.

White Box Approach

White box testing grants our consultants a certain degree of access before the testing begins, which could be access to source code or user credentials. This testing approach presupposes that an attacker has already gained some access within the application, and is intended to gauge the extent of potential damage that could ensue.

Grey Box Approach

Our preferred methodology for web application penetration testing involves a hybrid approach that combines elements of both white and black box testing. We believe it offers superior value in terms of results, providing a comprehensive security perspective from both external and internal viewpoints of the application.

Types of Mobile Application Testing

IOS Testing

iOS Penetration Testing aims to uncover vulnerabilities in Apple's devices and apps. The proprietary and closed-source nature of iOS necessitates a different testing approach. Testers conduct a security review of device-level security features and individual apps, assessing data protection, secure network communications, and the use of cryptographic APIs, with the goal of discovering any security gaps.

Android Testing

Android Penetration Testing focuses on detecting vulnerabilities in Android devices and apps. The open-source nature of Android presents unique testing challenges. Techniques used include analysing application code, reverse engineering, and network testing, aiming to identify weaknesses like insecure data storage, weak encryption, or insecure communication that could be exploited by attackers.

Windows Testing

Windows Phone Penetration Testing involves identifying security issues in Windows-based mobile devices and apps. Despite its smaller market share, ensuring the security of Windows Phone is crucial. The testing process includes code analysis, network testing, and physical access testing, looking for vulnerabilities like insecure data storage, weak encryption, insecure communication, and flawed authentication procedures

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