Let’s examine how Android apps programmed using Kotlin could render Security By Obscurity ineffective. Kotlin is a statically-typed, general purpose language which was designed to interoperate fully with Java and the Java Virtual Machine. Android initially supported Kotlin in 2017 and it recently emerged as the preferred language Google recommends for Android app development. Kotlin Android apps offer a great example of why static analysis of binaries is better than static analysis of source code.
Reducing friction in the mobile app dev pipeline calls for scaling security to reduce risk while keeping pace with ever-increasing release frequency and volume. The best way to accomplish that is to integrate automated mobile app security testing directly into the Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) toolchain.
Because most organizations already have a lot of processes in place, it’s essential to integrate mobile appsec testing as seamlessly as possible into existing workflows rather than create new ones. The NowSecure platform features plug-ins and an API to integrate with a wide range of popular DevOps tools. The NowSecure platform features plug-ins and an API to integrate with a wide range of popular DevOps tools.
Mobile app security professionals who connect and engage with the broader mobile appsec community can amplify their efforts and learn from each other. Combined, the NowSecure services team members have pen tested thousands of mobile apps. They share three key best practices for mobile app pen testing that practitioners can adopt to meet their organizations’ needs.
Looking to build some mobile application security muscle? Staffing a strong team begins with identifying the right blend of skills and experience and pairing those people with appropriate tools and processes.
With most online traffic shifting to mobile, organizations are at risk of data loss due to risky mobile apps that have security and privacy vulnerabilities. Consult this infographic to see potential threats in mobile app code functionality, data at rest and data in motion and how to identify them with mobile appsec testing.
Because NowSecure was founded as a mobile application forensics company a decade ago, penetration testing is built into our DNA. We’ve tested thousands of Android and iOS apps on behalf of our customers, uncovered some scary vulnerabilities and helped customers improve the security of their mobile apps. The following is the third installment of an