The Study of Improvement and Risk Evaluation for Mobile Application Security Testing

  • Huey-Yeh Lin
  • Hung-Chang Chang
  • Yung-Chuan Su
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 733)


The popularity of mobile devices has caused them to become indispensable to, and because of increasing dependency on mobile devices following sharp growth in mobile device applications, effective security testing specifications have become essential. However, developers do not prioritize security during mobile application development, causing unscrupulous individuals to exploit loopholes or vulnerabilities in the applications or develop malicious applications to steal sensitive user data, resulting in user information leakage and financial losses. The security specifications for mobile device applications in Taiwan regarding data authorization, data storage, data protection, transmission protocol, transmission protection, application execution, application security, system execution, and system security remain inadequate. Mobile device testing specifications were analyzed in this study, and the specification priorities of documents across countries were categorized. The Open Web Application Security Project and National Institute of Standards and Technology were used as the specification standard with the Cloud Security Alliance’s white paper on mobile device specifications to provide more complete security testing specifications for mobile applications. Recommendations were provided based on the testing procedures, improvement methods, and risk assessment of the test items to reduce personal information leakage and financial losses.


Mobile phone security Mobile applications Inspection specification 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of FinanceNational Formosa UniversityYunlinTaiwan

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