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Mobile Application Security and Penetration Testing v2 Refreshed

We know it, you know it: things go by at warp speed in the mobile world. Everything – from the hottest smartphone models, the latest operating systems, to the freshest apps – becomes prehistoric and replaced with something faster/stronger/flashier/shinier almost as soon as it launches. With the good comes the bad, however, and along with each of these new technologies are new attack vectors and exploits springing about just as rapidly.

Last September, we UNLOCKED the Mobile Application Security and Penetration Testing version 2 training course. As an essential instrument for someone looking to get into security and a great reference for anyone working in the mobile field, it is imperative for MASPT to keep up with the tide. This is why, six months on, we believe that a refresh is in order.

Fresh out the oven

Expanding the already-rigorous MASPTv2 training, the refreshed version takes the course even further by covering new topics and adding more content:

Good ol’ course, brand new challenges


  • User-installed or Device Admin API-installed certificate management on API level 24+ and how to bypass the restrictions it introduces
  • Network Security Configuration
  • Manually bypassing certificate pinning


  • App Transport Security (ATS)
  • Application keychain entries management on iOS 10.3+
  • Manually bypassing certificate pinning

A whole lotta Labs

What’s an eLearnSecurity course update without brand new labs to play with? The refreshed version now comes with additional MASPT Labs labs for both iOS and Android:

  • PatchMe: SSL pinning bypass via class patching
  • SSL Pinning iOS: SSL pinning bypass via dynamic analysis techniques

We’ve also upgraded the existing labs to cover the latest architectures (i.e., iOS 10), and give you more in terms of ready source code to create exploit POC applications.

Lab guides reporting for duty

It’s here – MASPT will now include the much-awaited lab guides. Waiting for you inside are:

  • 19 lab tutorials for Android
  • 6 lab tutorials for iOS
  • Each lab .zip file includes the lab manual
  • 3 other .zip files: one containing all the labs, and one each for all-Android, and all-iOS labs

And even more on the way…

Even with all these new content packed in the refreshed version, we still got some more left in the tank. A re-dubbed version of the videos (to make it easier for you to follow along) will appear in the course through a mini-update coming in the next few days.

Be a part of the RED team

To help you hit the ground running on mobile penetration testing, we’re giving you the chance to own a brand-spankin’-new iOS device! All new enrollments into MASPTv2 from March 1st 2017 until April 30th 2017 at 11:59 PM PT will be in the running to win the very sexy iPhone 7 (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition 128GB smartphone (jailbreaking not included)!

The winner will be announced on May 1st 2017 and we’ll broadcast it through Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. We’ll get it to you no matter where in the world you are – so everyone is qualified to win!

Get started with the freshest mobile security course out there – Mobile Application Security and Penetration Testing version 2.

  • Lifetime access to training material
  • Support via email
  • Entry into iPhone 7 draw (until 04/30/17)
  • Barebone Edition plus:
  • Video training material
  • Hands-on apps
  • Lifetime forum access
  • Standard exam voucher valid for 180 days
  • Entry into iPhone 7 draw (until 04/30/17)
  • Full Edition plus:
  • Mobile access to course material
  • Training material downloadable
  • Exam voucher with no expiry date
  • Certificate shipping included
  • Entry into iPhone 7 draw (until 04/30/17)


Already enrolled in MASPTv2?

Students of MASPTv2 do not have to do anything else, as you’d all be automatically entitled to get the refreshed version for free. In fact, you can go ahead and access it inside your Members’ Area now!

Try it right now for free!

As with all eLearnSecurity courses, you can take this baby out for a spin first before opting to enroll. So go ahead, get access to your free MASPTv2 course demo here.

Must-have skills in any penetration tester’s arsenal. Get started for free with MASPTv2




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