As a proud sponsor of the OWASP Mobile Security Project and the Global AppSec conference, NowSecure researchers helped develop and maintain the Radare2 Pay v1.0 Android crack-me app featured in the OWASP Mobile Security Testing Guide (MSTG). Intended to be similar to popular mobile payment applications, the Radare2 Pay app is difficult to crack. It features layers and layers of obfuscation and protection and anti-rooting technology in order to delay attacks.
Before joining the NowSecure research team this year, Grant Douglas worked as a mobile security consultant and has hundreds of mobile app pen tests under his belt. In this Q&A discussion, he shares insight about the differences between an attack and builder mindset, his favorite mobile appsec tools and technologies and his passion for CTF competitions.
NowSecure recently added API Security Testing to its portfolio of automated mobile application security testing solutions. Based on the OWASP API Security Top 10, the new capabilities enable app development and security teams to dynamically discover API risks and vulnerabilities and address them quickly before software release. NowSecure API Security Testing taps the NowSecure advanced dynamic test engine to discover and generate a list of all mobile-connected APIs; warn of any mobile-connected APIs that may violate OWASP API Top 10 and recommend further action; and help users identify unapproved “shadow APIs” that put their businesses at risk.
Evaluating mobile applications for compliance with National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) security requirements can be a lengthy, costly process without automation. But not all NIAP mobile app vetting tools are created equally, so federal government agencies should choose carefully. Some solutions only support partial implementation of NIAP requirements, use an older version or lack complete detail and accuracy that leaves your organization at risk. Learn what questions to ask vendors to choose a tool that meets your needs.
NowSecure Mobile Security Researcher Dawn Isabel has been an avid contributor to bug bounties over the years and has earned many accolades. Before joining the expert research team at NowSecure, Isabel amassed well-rounded experience at IOActive, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, the University of Michigan and Ford Motor Company. We recently spoke with
Isabel about testing the security of iOS and Apple Watch apps, the bug bounty community, and the tools she uses most.
NowSecure announces the release of NowSecure Workstation 6.0. The turnkey hardware and software kit that empowers analysts to quickly conduct deep mobile application security assessments of Android and iOS apps and generate customized reports with actionable results users can trust. Traditional mobile app penetration testing can consume at least two weeks of manual effort and requires ample expertise and an abundance of open-source tools. NowSecure Workstation reduces testing time from weeks to mere hours, driving dramatic 10x productivity gains and scalability.