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Mobile Application Security Testing

Secure your mobile applications against the latest cyber security threats

Overview : Mobile Application Security Testing

  At present, mobile applications have become an indispensable part of our lives, handling a myriad of personal and sensitive data. As the usage of mobile apps continues to surge, it is imperative to ensure their security and integrity. Mobile Application Security Testing (MAST) is the linchpin of this security assurance.

What is Mobile Application Security Testing?

Mobile Application Security Testing is a comprehensive process that involves assessing the security posture of mobile applications to identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses. These vulnerabilities encompass a wide spectrum of issues, including insecure data storage, inadequate encryption, Insufficient authentication and authorization mechanisms, and susceptibility to common web application security threats. The fundamental objective of mobile application security testing is to ensure that the application can effectively safeguard sensitive data, resist tampering, and uphold the privacy and integrity of user information.


Mobile application security testing is a multi-faceted process that typically comprises the following steps

We commence the process by thoroughly understanding the mobile application’s architecture, functionalities, and the nature of the data it handles. This initial analysis helps delineate the scope of security testing.

Identifying potential threats and vulnerabilities is a pivotal step. We assess the application’s attack surface and create a threat model that serves as a guiding blueprint for the testing process

We establish a controlled test environment that replicates real-world usage scenarios. This environment ensures that testing is conducted safely without any impact on the production environment.

We scrutinize the source code of the mobile application to unearth potential vulnerabilities that could be exploited. This entails reviewing the code for security best practices and pinpointing any potential security issues.


The runtime analysis phase involves executing the application and closely monitoring its behavior while interacting with it. This is instrumental in uncovering runtime vulnerabilities and issues.

Simulated attacks are the core of this phase, where we attempt to exploit vulnerabilities and weaknesses within the application. Our experts employ a diverse array of techniques to assess the application’s security defenses.

Upon the completion of tests, we furnish a comprehensive report detailing the vulnerabilities discovered, along with recommendations for remediation. We collaborate closely with our development team to address and rectify these issues effectively.


The importance of mobile application security testing cannot be overstated for the following reasons


Our Approach to Mobile Application Security Testing

Quint’s mobile application security testing methodology encompasses a range of assessments to evaluate the security of mobile apps:

Defining the scope of the mobile app penetration test, including the targeted mobile platforms (iOS, Android, etc.) and any specific testing objectives or compliance requirements.

Reviewing the mobile app’s source code and configuration files to identify potential vulnerabilities, such as insecure data storage, weak encryption, or hardcoded credentials.

Executing the mobile app in different runtime environments and utilizing specialized tools to assess its behavior, including network traffic analysis, input validation, session handling, and data storage security.

Analyzing the compiled binary file of the mobile app to understand its inner workings, extract sensitive information, and identify potential attack vectors.

Evaluating the effectiveness of the mobile app’s authentication and authorization mechanisms, including secure handling of user credentials and session management.

Assessing the security of APIs and web services used by the mobile app to ensure they are properly secured against common vulnerabilities, such as injection attacks or insufficient access controls.

Reviewing how the mobile app stores and handles sensitive data, including personal user information, to ensure compliance with privacy regulations and best practices.

Providing a comprehensive report that details identified vulnerabilities, their severity, and recommended remediation steps. The report helps organizations prioritize security improvements and enhance the overall security of their mobile applications.


To ensure effective mobile application security testing, adherence to best practices is indispensable.


Effective mobile application security testing is reliant on a spectrum of tools and techniques, including.

  • Static Application Security Testing ( SAST) : SAST tools delve into the source code of the application to identify vulnerabilities. Notable SAST tools include Checkmarx and Veracode.
  • Dynamic Application Security Testing ( DAST) : DAST tools assess the application’s behavior during runtime and can reveal runtime vulnerabilities. Tools like OWASP ZAP and Burp Suite are prominent choices.
  • Mobile Application Scanners : Specialized scanners designed for mobile applications, such as MobSF and Mobile Security Framework, focus on the unique security challenges that mobile apps present.
  • Penetration Testing : This manual approach involves ethical hackers attempting to exploit vulnerabilities in the application. It’s a valuable technique for uncovering vulnerabilities that automated tools might overlook.
  • Code Review : Manual code reviews conducted by security experts can identify issues that automated tools might miss.


Proactive Vulnerability Discovery
Enhanced Mobile App Security
Safeguarding Sensitive Data
Compliance and Regulatory Assurance
Building User Confidence and Trust


Process For Web App Pen Testing

A web application penetration test follows a cyclic process, continually iterating until all vulnerabilities are identified and addressed. It involves replicating attacker techniques, focusing on the web application environment and setup. The process includes scoping, information gathering, network mapping, threat modeling, attack execution, and reporting. The testing concludes with a customized report that highlights vulnerabilities by severity and ease of exploitation, along with prioritized guidance for remediation.

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Our Security Qualifications

Our team of ethical hackers and penetration testing service experts possess the skills and experience to identify the latest threats.

How Qunit Technologies Helps You in Mobile Application Security Testing

Qunit Technologies is a distinguished provider of mobile application security testing services. Our proficient team brings a wealth of experience and a profound understanding of mobile app security to the table. When you partner with Qunit, you stand to gain in several ways. 

Ensuring the security of your mobile app not only protects sensitive data but also helps maintain user trust and ensures compliance with regulations.


Earn User Trust with a Verified Security Certificate

Demonstrate your commitment to security by obtaining a unique and verified security certificate. Our expert engineers will verify the fixes implemented in your mobile app, granting you a publicly verifiable certificate customized for your product.

Share the certificate link with your users, building trust-based relationships and showcasing your dedication to providing a secure mobile app experience.

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FAQ - Mobile Application Penetration Testing

Mobile application penetration testing is a type of security assessment that evaluates the security of mobile applications. It involves simulated attacks to identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses that could be exploited by attackers. The assessment aims to enhance the security of mobile apps and protect sensitive user data.

Mobile application penetration testing is typically performed by skilled ethical hackers or professional security testing firms with expertise in mobile app security. These experts possess the knowledge and experience to identify vulnerabilities and provide recommendations for remediation.

To scope a mobile application penetration test, important information includes the target mobile app platforms (iOS, Android, etc.), app versions, functionality, user roles, access levels, authentication mechanisms, and any specific testing objectives or compliance requirements.

The duration of a mobile application security test depends on factors such as the complexity of the app, the depth of testing, and the identified scope. Generally, mobile application security tests can range from a few days to a few weeks.

Mobile app testing is recommended for any business that has mobile applications in use, particularly those handling sensitive data or performing critical functions. It helps identify vulnerabilities, strengthen security defenses, and mitigate the risk of data breaches and unauthorized access.

Mobile app testing focuses specifically on assessing the security of mobile applications, while web app testing targets vulnerabilities in web applications accessed through browsers. Mobile app testing considers the unique aspects of mobile platforms, such as device-specific vulnerabilities and interactions with APIs.

At the end of a mobile application penetration test, a comprehensive report is provided. The report includes details about identified vulnerabilities, their severity, and recommended actions for remediation. This helps organizations understand their mobile app’s security posture and prioritize necessary measures for improvement.

The cost of mobile application penetration testing varies based on factors such as the complexity of the app, scope of testing, and the expertise of the testing provider. It is recommended to consult with a professional security testing firm to obtain a tailored quote based on your specific requirements.


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