The most popular mobile app hacking methods you should know
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Oct 01, 2020
use reverse engineering software in order to achieve their goal, which is to find mobile app data they can steal or extract, loopholes and vulnerabilities they can harm or exploit, etc. The primary results come out when a mobile application gets hacked, in the form of destroyed brand reputation, financial loss, regulatory risk and exposure to liability
Following are the most well-known mobile app hacking methods are mentioned below:
1. Authentication Attacks
Static Reverse Engineering
In this method, the hacker tries to gather information about a targeted mobile app through its source code; for this, they don’t necessarily need to run the app.
Hackers try to uncover how the app works; they are looking for app algorithms to replicate or abuse, they are looking to discover embedded credentials and what type of security checks you have placed and how to bypass those security checks.
Here the hacker really tries to acquire somebody’s credentials either a user or administrator or developer by showing to be a reliable entity, such as the employer of the user. This is called
They are seeking to get user sensitive information, for example, passwords/user combinations that can also be used for other sites.
They try to gain vital and confidential information, such as bank account details, passwords, small addresses, phone numbers, etc. The hackers might use that stolen information to impersonate the real user or victim, and For instance, they send fake or fraudulent emails under the victim's name.
The hackers can use the victim's information for spear phishing. In which they change the victims account legitimate password and replace it with the fake one.
2. Authorization Attacks
Root detection Bypass
There are certain mobile apps that won’t let you run the app on a rooted device, so hackers try to bypass the root detection check. So you need to check on and make sure that you are covering the root detection bypass. Most of the financial apps, business apps, and payment apps will actually do detection, but you need to make sure that you have a system in place to detect that someone is not spoofing that.
This attack tries to identify and then exploits the vulnerabilities in your apps so they can get access to sensitive and valuable information.
3. Information Leakage Attacks
This attack method to make use of vulnerabilities present on the mobile device such as missing encryption or bad communications. So the hacker seeks to gather information again through your communication methods which could be your microphone or camera. They try to obtain your geolocation, any type of device identifiers so they know where you are and then any type of information can be used against you.
It is not necessary that hackers are always interested in hacking a mobile application . But, sometimes they hack mobile app just to make way to achieve some other target or goal.