1. Establish a Secure Connection
Establishing a secure connection is key to Android pentesting, as it provides an encrypted communication channel between the tester and the test device or application.
2. Audit Network Connections
This step involves checking all network connections on the device or application being tested and ensuring that they are safe and secure.
3. Check for Vulnerabilities in Third-Party Libraries & APIs
It is important to check for vulnerabilities in third-party libraries and APIs used by the application or device being tested, as these can be exploited to gain access to sensitive data.
4. Run Static Analysis
Running static analysis enables testers to identify potential flaws in the code of an application or device, such as code injection or cross-site scripting vulnerabilities.
5. Perform Dynamic Analysis
This step involves running the application or device and testing for potential flaws, such as buffer overflows or sensitive data leakage.
6. Analyze the Source Code
Analyzing the source code of an application enables testers to identify potential flaws in the implementation of security features, such as authentication and authorization mechanisms.
7. Check for Security Misconfigurations
It is important to check for any misconfiguration that could lead to a vulnerability being exploited by malicious actors.
8. Execute Exploit Tests
The final step in Android pentesting involves running exploit tests on the application or device to validate all the previous steps.