Mobile Application Security Testing (MAST)


Mobile application security testing tools find issues on mobile. It can cover apps that run both on mobile phones and tablets. Mobile applications are a critical part of a business. Online businesses depend on mobile apps. It can detect specific problems such as system junk or root. It can also find WI-FI spoofing, data leak protection, and more.

MAST business includes buyers and sellers of goods and services. They assess and find issues with the mobile platform. There are several technical ways, but MAST solutions are essentially tested in three major ways:

(1) SAST: Scan the codebase, or the executables such as APKs or IPA files.

(2) Comportemental testing: Mobile AST solutions use behavioural analysis to track the application’s behaviour and detect security flows that an attacker might use.

(3) DAST: Dynamic testing of the App is often used for these solutions in its runtime state (while the app is running). DAST simulates requests and analyzes the application’s responses to the crafted input.

Why mobile app security testing?

You don’t know if hackers will exploit a vulnerability in your application which can sometimes compromise the whole smartphone. However, you should predict potential outcomes and reduce the risks involved. It would help if you guessed hackers’ actions to detect defects inside the code before hackers take advantage of them.

This mobile app must satisfy operating criteria while maintaining the manufacturing environment, not presenting security flows, and satisfying technological and customer needs.

Experienced software engineers and security experts propose that we follow the first safety approach from the concept “Security by design approach” to RUN routine and support activities through design, building, life and live.