Projects/OWASP Mobile Security Project - Top Ten Mobile Risks
About this list
In 2013, we polled the industry for new vulnerability statistics in the field of mobile applications. What you see here is a result of that data and a representation of the mobile application threat landscape.
Our goals for the 2014 list included the following:
- Updates to the wiki content; including cross-linking to testing guides, more visual exercises, etc;
- Generation of more data; and
- A PDF release.
This list has been finalized after a 90-day feedback period from the community. Based on feedback, we intend on releasing a Mobile Top Ten 2015 list following a similar approach of collecting data, grouping the data in logical and consistent ways.
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Call to Action for 2015
We are currently looking for vendors, consultants, or other industry experts within the appsec community that are willing to participate in the OWASP Mobile Top Ten 2015. Participation could include any of the following: gathering data, promoting awareness, etc.
We have published a Call for Data document and have also (in the name of transparency) published a document which lists which entities/vendors/individuals/etc that we have reached out to. These requests were made because we know these entities to be thought leaders in the mobile application space. If we missed you, and you have data or feedback to contribute, we apologize. Please email one of us!
Top 10 Mobile Risks - Final List 2014
- M1: Weak Server Side Controls
- M2: Insecure Data Storage
- M3: Insufficient Transport Layer Protection
- M4: Unintended Data Leakage
- M5: Poor Authorization and Authentication
- M6: Broken Cryptography
- M7: Client Side Injection
- M8: Security Decisions Via Untrusted Inputs
- M9: Improper Session Handling
- M10: Lack of Binary Protections
Project Leads, Credit, and Contributions
- We adhered loosely to the OWASP Web Top Ten Project methodology.