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OWASP Mobile Top 10

The developer’s guide to securing, detecting & responding to threats to mobile apps

The OWASP Mobile Top 10, updated in 2023 from its 2016 version, highlights the most critical security vulnerabilities faced by mobile applications due to the evolving landscape of mobile app usage and threats.

This white paper delves into each of the OWASP Mobile Top 10 vulnerabilities and how Verimatrix XTD offers a comprehensive security solution to combat a wide range of cyber threats on unmanaged devices.

OWASP Mobile Top 10 Vulnerabilities

Improper Credential Usage

Threat actors gain unauthorized access through improperly managed credentials, thus circumventing legitimate authentication measures.

Insecure Authentication / Insecure Authorization

Threat actors either fake or bypass authentication and directly submit service requests to a mobile app's backend server.

Insecure Communication

Threat actors intercept mobile app data transmitted through carrier networks and the internet, making them susceptible to modification.

Insecure Data Storage

Insecure data storage in mobile apps opens vulnerabilities to unauthorized physical or remote access, weak encryption exploitation, data interception, and malware attacks

And 6 more vulnerabilities… 

How XTD improves app security

Method 1

Employ code obfuscation techniques to thwart reverse engineering attempts, ensuring secret keys and authentication algorithms remain protected against tampering.

Method 2

Defend against man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks and credential theft through overlays.

Method 3

Restrict app execution on jailbroken iPhones or rooted Android devices

Learn more about these and other methods.

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