I just wanted to write a quick blog post today about the Exploitable Mobile App Challenge being run by nVisium Security. I’ve been invited to be a judge for this challenge and I think it is a great idea. Jack Mannino has made some great prizes available for those who enter and hopefully win!
Although the prizes are great reason alone to enter Jack and nVisium will be donating all of the applications that are submitted to the OWASP Mobile Security project. This a great example of a company working hard to try and provide incentives to others to help make security better – swag, iPads and Android tablets aren’t cheap!
The major app stores are quickly closing in on the 1m app’s mark and we need to all work hard to make sure we don’t repeat all of the mistakes we made (and should have learned from!) with web application security. It would be a very sad reflection on application security professionals if we are fighting the “SQL Injection/XSS’s” of the mobile application security world in ten years time when we know right now how to prevent the common issues right now.
If you have any ideas for submissions to the challenge please get them in soon! All submissions must be in by the 1st July!