Mobile Application Penetration Testing

Identifying areas of exploitation in your mobile application.

Protect Your Mobile Application

At Samurai Security, we excel in thorough mobile application penetration testing, an essential service for defending your mobile apps against cyber threats. Our mobile app pen tests are carefully crafted to uncover and rectify vulnerabilities, providing a strong defence against potential security breaches. With the increasing reliance on mobile technology, our service ensures that your mobile applications are not just functional, but also secure and resilient against evolving cyber risks.

CREST Certified

We are a CREST-certified provider, ensuring superior and ethical penetration testing services, and upholding the highest industry standards for cybersecurity.


Comprehensive Report

We offer a detailed comprehensive report following a pen test, outlining identified vulnerabilities and providing clear, actionable insights for enhanced security.

Remediation Plan

​​Our Remediation Plan offers prioritised, actionable steps for resolving identified security issues, ensuring efficient and effective enhancement of your digital security.

Continuous Safeguarding

With ongoing mobile app pen testing, we can offer continuous protection against evolving cyber threats, maintaining robust and up-to-date security for your digital assets.

What is Mobile Application Penetration Testing?

Mobile Application Penetration Testing is a specialised security assessment process aimed at uncovering vulnerabilities and threats within mobile applications. This critical evaluation is conducted by our seasoned security experts employing a range of advanced techniques to mimic real-world attacks. Through this simulated environment, the security robustness of a mobile app is thoroughly scrutinised.

The insights gained from a mobile app penetration test are invaluable. They enable organisations to significantly enhance their mobile application’s security, fortifying it against genuine cyber threats. This proactive approach is essential in today’s digital landscape, where mobile applications are frequent targets of sophisticated cyber attacks.

Elevate Your Security with Mobile Application Penetration Testing

Our mobile app pen testing service is pivotal in uncovering hidden vulnerabilities that, if left unaddressed, could be exploited by attackers to access sensitive data or disrupt the functionality of your business or application.

By choosing our comprehensive penetration testing, businesses gain a critical advantage. They not only identify and rectify security weaknesses in their mobile applications but also proactively prevent potential security breaches. This enhances their overall security framework, ensuring a more robust defence against cyber threats.

Key Benefits

Identifying and addressing security vulnerabilities:

Mobile application penetration testing assists in identifying and correcting security flaws such as insecure coding practices, misconfigured server settings, or flaws in application logic. This can help prevent unauthorised access to sensitive data while also protecting the company from financial loss, reputational damage, and legal liabilities.


Improving security controls:

Mobile application penetration testing assists businesses in strengthening their security controls by identifying flaws in the security posture of their mobile applications. This can include implementing authentication, encrypting sensitive data, and other safeguards to make it more difficult for attackers to gain access.


Meeting compliance requirements:

Compliance often necessitates regular mobile application penetration testing. Many industries require mobile application security testing regularly to protect sensitive data. Mobile pen testing can assist businesses in meeting compliance requirements and avoiding penalties.


Our Mobile App Penetration Testing Methodology

We offer a structured and comprehensive approach designed to identify and mitigate potential security vulnerabilities in mobile applications. This methodology ensures that your mobile app is rigorously tested against a wide range of security threats, providing you with the confidence that your application is secure and resilient.

Planning and Reconnaissance:

  • Requirement Gathering: Understand the specific needs and objectives of your mobile app.
  • Scope Definition: Clearly define the boundaries of the penetration test, including the functionalities and components to be tested.
  • Planning: Develop a detailed plan outlining the testing approach, tools to be used, and timelines.

Assessment Phase:

  • Static Analysis: Review the app’s source code to identify potential security vulnerabilities.
  • Dynamic Analysis: Test the app in a runtime environment to uncover vulnerabilities that only appear during operation.
  • Network Analysis: Examine the communication between the app and its backend servers to identify security issues in data transmission.

Threat Modelling:

  • Identify Threat Agents: Determine potential attackers and their motives.
  • Identify Potential Vulnerabilities: Based on the app’s architecture, identify where it might be vulnerable to attack.

Vulnerability Assessment:

  • Automated Scanning: Use automated tools to identify known vulnerabilities.
  • Manual Testing: Conduct manual testing to uncover complex security issues.


  • Simulated Attacks: Safely exploit identified vulnerabilities to understand their impact.
  • Proof of Concept: Develop proofs of concept for significant vulnerabilities to demonstrate potential security breaches.

Post-Assessment Phase:

  • Reporting: Provide a comprehensive report detailing identified vulnerabilities, their severity, and potential impact.
  • Remediation: Offer actionable recommendations for mitigating identified risks.
  • Re-testing: Conduct follow-up tests to ensure vulnerabilities have been effectively remediated.

Continuous Monitoring and Support:

  • Ongoing Support: Offer continuous monitoring and support to address new and emerging threats.
  • Education and Training: Provide training and resources to your development team to foster a culture of security awareness.

Why Samurai Security?

Samurai Security offers a comprehensive mobile application penetration testing service that is tailored to your company’s specific needs.

We are an experienced cybersecurity team that uses cutting-edge tools and techniques to simulate real-world attacks and identify vulnerabilities in your mobile application.

Our approach is highly collaborative, and we work closely with our clients to understand their specific needs and deliver actionable, easy-to-understand results.

Our Approach



At Samurai Security, we believe that accurate scoping is the foundation of every successful penetration testing project. That’s why we start by gathering as much information as possible about the system in question. If additional information is needed, we will invite you to complete a scoping document or schedule a scoping call to discuss the requirements in more detail.

Our in-depth scoping document helps us accurately scope your penetration testing assessment. It gathers key information regarding the systems in scope of the assessment. If you prefer, we can fill out this document on a scoping meeting instead.

After completing the scoping document, we peer-review it to ensure accuracy and completeness. If additional information is required, we’ll request a scoping meeting.

In this scoping meeting, we’ll request a screenshare demonstration of the systems in scope, discuss any additional testing requirements and expected outcomes, giving both teams the opportunity to ask and answer questions on the scope and testing approach. Once the scoping has been completed, we conduct a final peer-review process and then share the finalised scope of testing with both parties in the form of a proposal.


Project Agreement

We will provide you with a formal proposal that will include the scope of works, methodology of testing, project timelines, client requirements and commercials. 

In most cases, project timelines will have been agreed in the proposal. However, if timelines have not yet been agreed, Samurai will provide a number of available dates when testing can be conducted. The client will have an opportunity to agree with the proposed dates, or request different dates.

Based on the availability from both teams, we will then formally book in the project and share the final project timelines with all parties. Once the project timelines are agreed, best efforts must be made by both parties to ensure the timelines are adhered to.

Once the project timelines have been confirmed, both teams will work together to gather the technical requirements for penetration testing, these will be covered in the proposal and typically include:


  • Availability of dedicated point of contact

  • Written permission to conduct Penetration Testing

  • Adding our IP address to allow lists on relevant systems

  • Agree on the full technical scope of the assessment

  • Ensure necessary backups have been made prior to testing


Conducting Penetration Testing

We approach penetration testing projects in line with the industry standards such as the OWASP testing methodology, and combine this with our own testing methodology which has been built up from years of experience conducting penetration tests.

We follow a high-level approach:

  • Reconnaissance
  • System Mapping
  • Vulnerability discovery & potential exploitation

To ensure limited impact to operations and critical systems, we will communicate with the client before conducting any extensive scans or running a malicious exploit. We will not conduct any Denial of Service (DOS) attacks unless requested. All of the tools used by Samurai technical team are tested in the lab environment for accuracy and behaviour before they are used in client engagements.

Throughout the assessment, the client will need to be available in order to answer any technical questions and to enable access to the systems in scope. The technical consultants will contact the client immediately if any Critical or High level vulnerability is found.

At the end of each working day, a summary of the testing findings will be sent to the client. If required, meetings are offered to provide context around these findings on the day. Finally, a full email summary of all the findings from the penetration test is sent on the last day testing.




Our comprehensive report includes:

Scope of Assessment:

We provide a detailed list of the systems, applications, and network components that were tested during the engagement. This helps clients to understand the areas where potential security issues were identified.

Methodology of Penetration Testing:

We provide an overview of our high-level testing methodology and the specific tools and techniques used during the engagement. This helps clients to understand the approach we took and the testing techniques we employed.

Comprehensive risk findings:

This section presents a succinct and concise summary of the key findings, including those that require immediate action, persistent problems, and other general findings.

Findings and Vulnerabilities:

We provide a comprehensive list of all vulnerabilities discovered during the testing, including their severity rating and the likelihood of exploitation. This information helps clients to understand the potential impact of the vulnerabilities and the risks associated with them.

Remediation Actions:

We provide actionable recommendations for remediation of the discovered vulnerabilities, including prioritisation based on severity. This helps clients to understand the steps they need to take to address the identified security issues.


Technical Meeting

After every engagement, we offer a focused meeting to discuss the assessment and its outcomes. This allows the business and risk owners to ask specific questions and ensure that all parties understand the context of the risks, as well as their likelihood and impact of successful exploitation. The potential mitigation steps will be discussed, allowing for the implementation of robust measures and an understanding of the effort required.


Remediation Plan

A formal document outlining the agreed plan to remediate vulnerabilities, including deadlines and assigned responsibilities for tracking progress. This information presented in a GANTT view provides visibility to the management team and ensures that all necessary actions have been taken to safeguard the business.

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of mobile applications do you test?

We test all types of mobile applications, including iOS, Android, and hybrid mobile applications.

How long does a mobile application penetration testing take?

The duration of the testing depends on the scope of the testing. Typically, a mobile application penetration testing can take between 3-10 days.


Will the testing affect the performance of my mobile application?

Our testing methodology is designed to minimise the impact on the performance of your mobile application. However, there may be a slight impact on performance during testing. We work closely with our clients to schedule testing during off-peak hours to minimise any impact on their business operations.

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