Mobile Application Penetration Testing is used to identify and analyze security weaknesses, thereby enabling organizations to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the threats, risks, and impacts they face, and to proactively improve defenses. The Apple App Store™ and Google Play™ host nearly than 6 million mobile apps combined- handling sensitive information and integral to a vast ecosystem spanning mobile devices, network infrastructure, servers, and data centers, they are now a critical technology on which organizations operate.

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Executive Summary
Executive Summary

Key findings, risks, impacts, and critical recommendations.


Overview of methodologies, standards, tactics, and techniques used.

Technical Report

Detailed vulnerability analysis, reproduction steps, PoC, evidence.


Strategic and tactical walkthrough on how to fix vulnerabilities.

Expert Guidance

Comprehensive advice on cybersecurity enhancement strategies.

Complimentary Retest

 Offered once vulnerabilities are fixed.


What is Mobile Penetration Testing?

Mobile application penetration testing is a type of ethical hacking engagement aimed at detecting and identifying loopholes or vulnerabilities before they are exploited for malicious gain and analyzing the severity posed by them. Due to their complexity and ubiquity, custom-designed, proprietary, and increasingly intricate mobile applications introduce complex and diverse security challenges. With the sophistication of cyber-attacks increasing and the million-dollar bug bounty programs offered, organizations are beginning to prioritize penetration testing investments.

At Secragon, we specialize in penetration tests that are 95% manual, conducted by experienced ethical hackers. Along with leveraging industry standard methodologies to ensure a thorough security assessment is conducted under safe and controlled conditions, our expert team utilizes an advanced mix of public and in-house developed exploits and in-depth analysis to discover vulnerabilities not yet published and often, not yet discovered. The objective is to penetrate the target app and dependent infrastructure, document the threat profile, and provide a clear risk mitigation strategy.

We don’t just point out security holes; we help you solve them and comply with complex requirements as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Ensures the safety and confidentiality of sensitive data handled by the mobile applications from unauthorized access or breaches.

New patches and features can also bring new vulnerabilities. It’s crucial to balance updates with rigorous security checks.

As industries evolve, so do cybersecurity standards. Successfully meet compliance requirements as efficiently as possible.

Optimize security investments by focusing on critical risks, optimizing the use of development resources, and ensuring higher ROI.

Mobile applications frequently interact with multiple APIs and back-end services. This complexity often results in unique security challenges and vulnerabilities, which are best assessed through specialized testing.

Penetration testing provides valuable feedback to improve development methodologies. Integrate security from the start to secure apps better.

Why Conduct a Mobile Application Penetration Test?

Mobile application pen testing can be highly beneficial for your business if you develop proprietary mobile applications or use apps provided by third-party vendors. It can help to reduce the financial and reputational costs of a security weakness being uncovered in your app after it’s gone to market or has been shared with your customers.


When Should You Perform
Mobile Application Penetration Testing?

Penetration Testing should be performed as frequently as required by the organizational security policy. Regulatory requirements also often dictate certain applications be tested at least annually. In addition to the regular schedule, penetration testing is particularly advisable in the following circumstances:

Before Public App Release

Prior to submitting your mobile app to app stores for public availability, to ensure all vulnerabilities are identified and mitigated.

Third-party Services or APIs

Whenever new third-party services, APIs, or SDKs are integrated into the application, which might alter its security landscape.

Major Updates or Changes

When significant updates or changes are made to your mobile application, especially those affecting security features or data handling.

Incident Discovery

After any security incident, data breach, or when vulnerabilities are discovered, to analyze and fix the security gaps.

User Feedback or Bug Reports

Validate and address potential security issues highlighted by users or identified in bug reports, securing the mobile application.

Operating Environment

After updates to mobile operating systems or changes in the app’s operating environment that could introduce new vulnerabilities.

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What Will be Assessed During a Mobile Application Penetration Test?

Mobile Application Penetration Testing requires a distinct and nuanced approach, focusing specifically on the unique aspects of web applications:

Architecture, Design, and
Threat Modeling

This involves understanding and assessing the mobile app’s architecture and design for potential insecure elements.

Network Communication

Testing is centered on how data is transmitted over networks to ensure sensitive user data isn’t vulnerable to interception.

Sensitive Data Storage
and Privacy

Evaluating how the app stores sensitive data like passwords and API keys, particularly looking for clear text storage vulnerabilities.

Authentication and
Session Management

Checking the app’s session management for issues such as proper session expiration upon password changes and secure backup codes for multi-factor authentication.

Misconfigurations in Code or
Build Settings

Identifying misconfigurations and ensuring that debug messages or error codes do not disclose sensitive app-related information.

And More

Security evaluation of third-party libraries and SDKs, testing for compliance with mobile security standards, and checking cryptographic practices and algorithms used within the application.

Our Penetration Testing Process

If your organization has not gone through a penetration test before, you may not know what to expect. Even if you have, maybe you are wondering what Secragon’s stages of penetration testing are. Here is a high-level break down of each step of our proven process:

Activities: Engage stakeholders, define targets, plan logistics for efficient, transparent execution.


Outcomes: Scope Validation, Proposal, Contract.

Activities: Environment preparation, OSINT collection, attack scenario planning.

Outcomes: Strategy Development, Threat Insight.

Activities: Vulnerability identification, active exploitation, privilege escalation, execution of realistic attack scenarios, data and information collection, persistence maintenance, and documentation of steps.

Outcomes: Comprehensive Report, including Executive Summary, Technical Details, Impact Analysis, Recommendations.

Activities: Supporting vulnerability remediation with actionable steps and advice, answering follow-up queries.

Outcomes: Remediation Plan, Security Enhancement.

Activities: Validate the effectiveness of remediation efforts through complementary retesting.

Outcomes: Re-test Results, Attestation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Couldn’t find the information you were looking for?

What information is needed to scope a mobile pentration test?

To effectively scope a Mobile Penetration Test, it’s essential to know the type of application (native, hybrid, web-based), the platforms it supports (iOS, Android), its functionalities, user roles, and the technology stack used. Additionally, information about existing security measures and any specific compliance requirements the app needs to meet is crucial.

How fast can I get a mobile penetration test?

A test can typically be scheduled within 5-10 days following a scoping call. If you need an urgent one, reach out to us immediately—we’re ready to assist. Connect with us now to secure your spot!

What's the difference between a vulnerability scan and penetration testing?

Vulnerability scans are automated and look for known vulnerabilities, while penetration testing is a more comprehensive approach that involves simulating actual cyberattacks to find vulnerabilities.

How much does a mobile penetration test cost?

The cost of a mobile penetration test depends on the scope of the test, the size and complexity of the application, and the testing methodology used. At Secragon we provide customized solutions based on the needs and budget of our clients.

How does mobile pentesting fit into our overall cybersecurity strategy?

Mobile penetration testing is a critical component of a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy, offering targeted insights into vulnerabilities within mobile applications and ensuring robust protection against evolving threats. This proactive approach complements other security measures, helping to safeguard sensitive data and maintain the integrity of mobile platforms and services.

Is my data safe during a security assessment?

Client data protection is our priority. We use non-destructive methods during our assessments and maintain strict confidentiality.


We, at Secragon, are a team of certified ethical hackers, visionary security engineers, seasoned penetration testers, and committed project managers… but first of all – professionals, who LIVE and BREATHE Offensive Security. Along the list of qualifications, titles, and credentials, we bring a real “think outside of the box” mindset to every project and we constantly strive to learn, explore, and push forward to master complex concepts and deliver top-notch services and results.

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