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📱 Mobile Application Basics

Created: 16.05.2023

In this article, I will summarise all the specifics of mobile applications and devices. This information might be valuable either for penetration testing or digital forensics.

Several things make the mobile world a lot harder to deal with for an attacker and a lot more appealing.


One of the biggest problems for an attacker is that each application is sandboxed. That means the apps are generally not allowed to talk to each other. While Android has a rather lax view on sandboxing, allowing several application mechanisms to gossip, iOS is much less permissive.

Android vs iOS

One of the most significant differences when it comes to the mobile application realm is.