Mobile Apps Security

Either your organization develops a mobile application, or it is a business consumer of it. There is no denying the fact that mobile applications are one of the greatest sources of exploitation today. Mobile apps are prone to flaws, which are very similar to web applications and desktop applications. These vulnerabilities can be identified by our mobile application penetration testing service, which detects any kind of flaw and vulnerability in mobile apps.

Supported Platforms


What Securelayer7 offers

The SecureLayer7 mobile application security scheme is designed to suit the best of the client’s needs. The assessment procedure tests the mobile apps as well as the third party lib known vulnerabilities. The mobile app is tested statistically as well as dynamically identifying vulnerabilities. SecureLayer7 looks at the application on the whole and not just the bunch of code placed on your server or the API running on the server, thus ensuring complete information about vulnerabilities and complete security against the attacks and the attackers.

Mobile Device Penetration Testing

Before the mobile device gets in the market, mobile device security must be ensured by adopting mobile device penetration testing.

Apps Source Code Review

A source code review helps discover underlying code issues which may not be apparently exposed in the user interface.

API Security Assessment

For executing different operations multiple API are used in the mobile app. API must be tested for business logic and OWASP top 10.

Server Security Assessment

API and applications are hosted publicly on the server. The server must be pen tested for the vulnerabilities against NIST standards.

Mobile Application Penetration Testing

Mobile Application Security Methodology

App API Analysis
Reconnaissance and Enumeration
Static Analysis
Dynamic Analysis
Vulnerability Analysis
Strategic Mitigation
Patch Verification

SecureLayer7 accredited with certifications such as CERT-in and ISO 27001. CERT-in enables to certify the security audits for Government, the BFSI customers. SecureLayer7 provides testing and reporting to support application security compliance against PCI, HIPAA, SOC type 1 and type 2 and other regulatory requirements. SecureLayer7 can customise scanning reporting templates to support internal standards and other regulatory requirements.

Advantages with SecureLayer7

The benefits of mobile application penetration testing performed by SecureLayer7 include:

Supports iOS and Android Platforms

To identify multiple security risks in the application, pen testers simulate multiple payloads and vulnerabilities, including app permission, insecure storage, jailbroken device issues, authentication, and authorization issues.

Jailbroken devices

Mobile apps will be tested on jailbroken or rooted devices to understand possible security issues on the devices. In addition, the mobile application was pen tested on the non-jailbroken or rooted devices to identify potential vulnerabilities. This will cover all aspects of testing.

Get Compliant

In the pen test report, you will find summaries of risk and app weaknesses as well as attack recreation including screenshots and videos.
After performing patch verification, show customers and stakeholders your commitment towards security and protecting important assets.

What do you get?

Mobile Application Pen Test Deliverables

Vulnerability identification in your system along with the knowledge of major areas of exploitation is critical. However what is more important is to convey all this information in a simple and concise way. This report includes all the information of the security controls assessed in the scope as well as an analysis of the areas that need to be checked for achieving the required amount of security.

The report is systematically designed into two parts: the high-level management report—which is suitable for the understanding of management personnel—and the low-level report, which delivers an in-depth technical document for the technical staff to understand the underlying risks. The report also recommends and provides preventive countermeasures.

Common vulnerabilities in Mobile Applications

  • Confidential information disclosure
  • Improper session handling
  • Data flow issues
  • Cryptography
  • Side channel data leakage
  • Server-side controls strength
  • Poor authentication and authorization
  • Deficient transport layer protection
  • Client-side injection vulnerabilities
  • Insecure data storage

FAQ’s for Application Penetration Testing

Mobile Application Penetration Testing is the remedy which analyzes and rectifies the glitches in vulnerability of mobile applications. This test finds out if the applications in the mobile phones are insecure and exposed to any sort of cyber threat.
  • Large number of users with 2.5 billion devices on android, that makes it highly probable to exploit a vulnerability on your mobile application
  • The risk of a compromised application resulting in loss of data, customer depletion much high as compared to the money spent on security
  • Ensure Compliance with global security standards
  • Jailbroken devices- This ensures the protection of the devices on all possible security issues.
Known vulnerabilities, default passwords, error handling, common misconfigurations, API’s used to enhance the functionality of the applications, resentful employees, zero day vulnerabilities can lead to your application being compromised, manipulated, breached.
SecureLayer7 uses hybrid testing methodology with automated tools initially used to identify the low hanging fruits i.e. easily exploitable aspects and then a detailed manual testing where test cases are created by our security experts based on business logic of the application, technologies and API’s used, OWASP and SANS guidelines
  • Scoping
  • App API Analysis
  • Reconnaissance and Enumeration
  • Static Analysis
  • Dynamic Analysis
  • Vulnerability Analysis
  • Strategic Mitigation
  • Patch Verification
The pricing of the Mobile Application Penetration Testing depends entirely upon the size of the applications and the intensity of the issue. For more details, you can contact us through email or phone number mentioned in the contacts section.
Yes, the company is accredited with the necessary certifications and compliances. To view the accreditations, you can check the link given below.
SecureLayer7 is an ISO 27001 certified, hence we ensure strict security guidelines and standards are followed while executing our security assessment projects. To view the company's privacy policies, you can check the link given below.
The client is well informed during all stages of project execution, and all the necessary precautions to make sure that there are no obstructions during pen test project execution. We make sure that the test cases which can cause a disruption in the functioning are not executed.
We have flexible working models which include one-time security assessment, hourly, day wise, quarterly, and annual pen test plans allocated security engineers. Contact us to select a plan which suits your requirement email-
For vulnerabilities, when generated using manual exploits, we share a recorded video of the exploit carried out so that you can verify the results. This helps to measure, visualize and prioritize based on the business impact.
Any sort of security control configuration is not required from the client's end, especially regarding Mobile Application Penetration Testing.