Android Applications Penetration Testing

Our Android penetration testing helps you proactively identify and remediate vulnerabilities your business applications.

Uncover Vulnerabilities in Your Android Applications Through Penetration Testing

Web-based attacks have become routine for any organization with an internet presence. Modern implementations also support mobile applications, and offer full function support optimized for the mobile environment.

True support of mobile platforms includes its own complications. Android devices include a well-defined security architecture, which may evolve with device and Android releases, as well as updates or add-ons from additional supporting vendors like phone manufacturers or cellular carriers. Generally, systems that do not follow this security architecture would not operate in a predictable manner under the official Android releases. Unfortunately, attackers use alternate devices, such devices that have been jailbroken or rooted, and Android emulators, which do not follow the rules expected in Android security architectures, but may still operate, running supported applications yet bypassing security controls. Android application testing helps identify and address vulnerabilities in the code, configuration, or deployment of the application that can be exploited by attackers to gain unauthorized access to sensitive information or perform harmful actions on the device. This can help ensure the security of the application and protect against potential breaches. Additionally, such testing can be beneficial for getting your app published on the Google Play Store.

Evolve Security’s Android penetration testing is designed to help you proactively manage these risks. Evolve Security provides information to help you identify, prioritize, remediate, manage, and report on the internal application vulnerabilities. Since the web and your supporting applications are very dynamic, Evolve Security is committed using our Darwin Attack® portal to enable near real-time communications, providing you with results as the test progresses. And these results are not just jargon laden content, but meaningful details about the identified vulnerabilities, potential consequences, and recommended remediations.

This active collaboration means you can start prioritization and remediation immediately, making the best use of the actionable information associated with the identified vulnerabilities. Evolve Security ensures you have details that enable you to conduct proactive remediation, reducing the exploitable vulnerabilities in your environment, enhancing your control and security, improving compliance, and reducing risk.

Our proven Android application penetration testing solutions

Penetration testing mobile applications follows many of the same rules and processes as other penetration tests, including automated scanning, manual tests, and dynamic testing. This can also include application security architecture review, as well as evaluation, development, and training of your software development lifecycle. Our Android testing focuses on all aspects of Android implementations, including the OWASP Mobile Top 10. Additionally, Android penetration testing is unique in several ways:

  • Open architecture: Android has an open architecture which allows for more flexibility and customization compared to other mobile operating systems. This also makes it easier for security researchers to access the underlying system and perform testing.
  • Variety of devices: Android is used on a wide range of devices with different hardware and software configurations, which can make testing more complex and time-consuming.
  • Application testing: Android apps can be easily decompiled and analyzed, which makes it easier to find vulnerabilities in the code.
  • Java and Kotlin: Android developers regularly use Java and Kotlin as their primary language for app development, which is different from other mobile platforms. As a result, the skills and tools required for Android app testing are also different.

Overall, Android penetration testing requires specialized knowledge, tools, and techniques to effectively identify and address vulnerabilities in Android devices and applications, and it requires a different approach than standard penetration testing due to the open architecture and the variety of devices on which it runs. Evolve Security’s Android penetration testing solutions include the exact set of services that are most appropriate for your business needs. These services always focus on providing you with actionable information you can use to make proactive steps to improve the security of your applications, and better meet your business needs.

Modernize your Android penetration testing approach

Application penetration tests from most vendors are often “tool-based”, and rely on the tool set being used. There is value in focusing on automated solutions, since it allows vendors to make their offerings efficient – potentially to find more results for less resources. Results are most often followed by an internal reporting process that requires development and review time before the report is formatted for delivery. On the other end of the spectrum, automated reports may be fast, but they can miss context. Additionally, not all tools excel at testing Android implementations.

Evolve Security is dedicated to making the entire penetration test process efficient and effective, not just the test.  During Android penetration testing, our security professionals enter findings, such as identified vulnerabilities and potentially exploitable systems, directly into our Darwin Attack® portal. We update the portal in a near-real-time basis, not at the end of the test. We also have a team of security professionals who maintain and enter related cybersecurity data into Darwin Attack® in a regular, ongoing manner. This includes details like detailed remediation recommendations.  Providing you access to the same portal used by our testers and security professionals helps maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of your entire testing, remediation, and management process. The fact that our security professionals update test results in the portal means they spend less time writing report, and more time doing validation and follow-on testing, giving you more accurate results.

Our Android penetration testing services update as cybersecurity threats evolve

Penetration tests are key components of your enterprise security program.  Commodity services have a place in the market, but are not going to offer you the type of service, details, and effectiveness that you need to identify security problems in your environment, then maximizes your opportunity to fix them in a proactive manner, before a hostile attacker or cybercriminal has the chance to take advantage of them.

Evolve Security combines three important elements to offer the best penetration test services:

Best of breed toolsets

That are regularly evaluated, replaced, and updated to maintain not only the best tools, but most appropriate tools for your specific services


Experienced security experts

With broad ranges of technical experience to help ensure we can provide the most effective service


The Darwin Attack® portal

Which enables efficient, timely communications and collaborations, and supports your management and reporting needs

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