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OWASP Mobile Top 10 Risks

The checklist highlights security flaws & vulnerabilities developers need to protect their applications from

75% of mobile applications would fail basic security tests

An exponential growth on the usage of mobile applications, the cybercriminals are now targeting the mobile channel more aggressively than ever before. Mobile applications are increasingly sources of fraud and breaches for organizations and app developers must take a proactive approach to app security.  

The OWASP Top 10 Mobile Risks is a list that highlights security flaws & vulnerabilities developers need to protect their applications from.

Do you want to learn more about how to secure your apps with In-App Protection?

We have created a checklist on how In-App Protection can secure your apps, based on the 10 most common threats to mobile applications listed by OWASP. 

Download checklist: How to mitigate the OWASP Top 10 Mobile threats

What is In-App Protection?

Gartner defines In-App Protection as a security solution implemented within the application to make it more resistant to attacks.
Gartner categorizes In-App Protection capabilities into prevention, detection and «other» capabilities including Runtime Application Self-Protection (RASP). In-App Protection can assist developers and publishers  in addressing some of the challenges identified by OWASP.

What is OWASP?

OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) was founded in 2001 and is a community for developers that works to improve the security of software through led open source software projects.

OWASP organizes leading education and training programs in the field of cybersecurity, so that the thousands of members can ensure that security experts and developers remain aware of the ongoing security threats.

What is OWASP Mobile Top 10?

The OWASP Mobile Security Project is intended to give developers and security teams the knowledge on how to build and maintain secure mobile applications. Mobile application developers should be familiar with possible security risks that a mobile application might face. Knowing possible risks makes it easier to avoid possible pitfalls, develop secure applications and protect the users and data.

The OWASP Mobile Top 10 presents the highest risks within Mobile Application.

What is OWASP Mobile Security Testing Guide?

The Mobile Security Testing Guide (MSTG) is a comprehensive manual for mobile app security testing and reverse engineering for iOS and Android.

Following content is presented in the MSTG guide: 

  • Mobile platform internals
  • Security testing in the mobile app development lifecycle
  • Basic static and dynamic security testing
  • Mobile app reverse engineering and tampering
  • Assessing software protections
  • Detailed test cases that map to the requirements in the MASVS.

For more information, visit OWASP Mobile Security Testing Guide

What is MASVS?

MASVS stands for Mobile Application Security Verification Standard and is a standard by OWASP. The MASVS is a standard for mobile app security and can be used for developers and mobile software architects that is seeking information to develop a secure mobile applications, as well as security testers to ensure completeness and consistency of test results.

Read more about MASVS here.

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