Mobile application security audits objectives
The world we live in is constantly evolving and technologies along with it. Currently, it is undeniable to think that we can live without it. This is why we have more and more mobile devices closer to our lives, where we work with a multitude of applications in both Android and iOS operating systems.
Every day thousands of applications are installed that work with our personal data. This is why applications must be subjected to a security audit, to verify that they are following the best practices of secure code and comply with the current data protection law, among others, such as PSD2 in banking applications.
The goal of our mobile application security audits is to detect all vulnerabilities that may affect the apps that our clients have developed, preventing cybercriminals from taking advantage of existing security holes to compromise our mobile devices and suffer data theft.
Mobile application security audits benefits
Some of the benefits included in mobile application security audits are:
- Identification of vulnerabilities in the application's authentication mechanisms.
- Detection of sensitive information storage in the context of the application.
- Identification of bad practices in the use of Webviews.
- Detection of vulnerable IPC mechanisms in Android systems.
- Identification of bad practices in network connections.
- Identification and evasion of restrictions in the context of the application.
- Detection of incorrect use of encryption algorithms in the keychain/keystore.
- Intrusion tests in the backend of the applications.
- Detailed recommendations on vulnerability mitigation.
Application traffic is increasing day by day, at the same time that new security flaws appear frequently in the news. To avoid this situation our team will evaluate the applications following official standards. Our mobile application security audits are fully adaptable to the client's needs.
Mobile applications will be analyzed in order to help identify and solve any security issues that may compromise both the integrity of the business and customer information.
OWASP MASVS/MSTG Methodology
The MASVS (Mobile Application Security Verification Standard) standard has 8 domains, covering all the requirements that an Android or iOS mobile application should meet, according to verification level (MASVS-L1 and MASVS-L2), as well as a set of reverse engineering resistance requirements (MASVS-R).
- V1: Architecture, Design and Threat Modeling Requirements
- V2: Data Storage and Privacy Requirements
- V3: Cryptography Requirements
- V4: Authentication and Session Management Requirements
- V5: Network Communication Requirements
- V6: Platform Interaction Requirements
- V7: Code Quality and Compiler Configuration Requirements
- V8: Reverse Engineering Resiliency Requirements
In addition, to help in the identification and detection of such requirements at the technical level, from Tarlogic we make use of the MSTG (Mobile Security Testing Guide), which serves to analyze and assess the risks associated with MASVS.
The technology of Android and iOS mobile applications is advancing rapidly, and with it the possible threats to the security and privacy of their users. To stay up to date, Application traffic is increasing day by day, at the same time that new security flaws appear frequently in the news. To avoid this situation our team will evaluate the applications following official standards. Tarlogic Security offers a complete set of security and privacy tests developed especially for mobile applications.