Like all software, mobile apps often contain vulnerabilities (introduced by errors in design or implementation or by malicious intent) that can expose a user, a mobile device and its data or enterprise services or its data to attacks. Any one of many simple errors that a developer can make potentially exposes the sensitive data or proprietary code of their app to attackers. This makes a security review of mobile apps crucial before deployment to ensure that an app is not an attacker’s way in to your network and sensitive data.
The threats to mobile apps with insecure mobile app programming include Ransomware, Spyware, Adware, Rooting, Trojan Horse, Infostealer, SMS Fraud, Call Fraud, Man in the Middle Attack (MITM) etc. To mitigate potential security risks associated with mobile apps Organizations should employ a software assurance process that ensures a level of confidence that software is free from vulnerabilities, either intentionally designed into the software or accidentally inserted at any time during its life cycle, and that the software functions in the intended manner.
E Com Security Solutions has developed the Mobile Application Security Testing Checklist incorporating the standards from OWASP and NIST that can assist cyber security teams to analyse iOS and Android app code and identifies flaws often missed in traditional testing environments. The Mobile Application Security Testing Checklist can help the security teams to track down areas that may be vulnerable to code injection, session fixation, password inadequacy, detect backdoors or suspicious code, detect hard-coded passwords and secret keys among other issues. Also the Mobile Application Security Testing Checklist enables you to demonstrate compliance with PCI-DSS, HIPAA and other risk frameworks and security standards.