Mobile application penetration testing
A mobile application penetration test is a security assessment carried out on a native mobile application. A native mobile application is a smartphone-specific application. It is coded in a specific programming language for its respective operating system: typically, Swift for iOS and Java, BASIC or Kotlin for Android. As with all software and systems, security vulnerabilities in mobile applications can be exploited by threat actors to gain access to sensitive data, real-time communications and potentially even to the underlying device. Mobile app tests imitate the actions of a real-world threat actor so that you can gain a better understanding of security vulnerabilities within your application and then remediate them. All the elements used for the functioning of the app are tested: – the application itself. – the API (or the webservice) used to exchange and supply data. – and the server hosting the API.