Today the number of mobile applications is increasing dramatically. Every month about 100,000 new mobile app releases appear only on Google Play. As of the second quarter of 2020, Google Play offers 2.7 million apps for Android. The Apple App Store offers 1.82 million apps for iOS. The number of mobile apps users is also growing rapidly. The whole world becomes mobile. Now every bank, every shop, every institution has its own mobile application. And it is very convenient for its consumers. Everyone who owns a mobile device uses mobile apps extensively and spends an average of 4.2 hours per day on mobile devices.
It is necessary to ensure the safety of working with mobile applications in terms of data privacy and data security. Mobile application providers shall ensure that consumer’s data are not lost. Can user be sure that the mobile applications are secure and his or her personal and financial data are safe?
Nowadays, hacker attacks and user data breaches continue to occur frequently. Malefactors often have a good chance of success because more than 70% of mobile applications never pass security testing at all, and meanwhile more than 80% of them have at least one security vulnerability.
Industry requirements for mobile applications development and security testing have been developed to address this problem. Mobile Application Security Testing (MAST) is a practical remedy for this problem. MAST is a rapidly developing area. MAST tools have evolved over the past decade. The entire MAST market is growing fast.
Mobix implements several MAST practices that offer a synergy of combining static and dynamic analysis. This complex approach increases efficiency of security testing and enables Mobix to effectively detect security vulnerabilities and ensure high quality of the security testing of mobile application.