FAQs

Appvigil is a cloud based mobile app security scanner which scans the executables (.apk/ .ipa) of mobile apps to look for security loopholes and vulnerabilities in them.

Appvigil performs thorough static analysis (Bytecode structure of the app is studied to look for any vulnerable connection) and dynamic analysis (Run time behavior of an app is tested against the vulnerabilities ) of a mobile app and helps you locate the exact location of bugs in them.

Absolutely! Appvigil will enable you with the exact location of the loopholes while development of the app itself along with suggested recommendation so that the end product would be safe and secure for the end user.

Appvigil requires the .apk/ .ipa file of your mobile app. Appvigil then performs thorough static analysis (Bytecode structure of the app is studied to look for any vulnerable connection) and dynamic analysis (Run time behavior of an app is tested against the vulnerabilities ) and helps you locate the exact location of bugs in android apps.

No, Appvigil is only using a public file of your code, known as .apk/ .ipa which are executable files of apps. However, you need not worry while Appvigil receives .apk/ .ipa file, as it will not provide access to real codes explicitly.

No. You don’t need to install anything to use Appvigil. It is a cloud based application which will take your mobile app’s public .apk/ .ipa file as input and will produce a detailed report.

Yes. As per our policies we remove all the content of your app including any intermediate data. We only keep your reports for download till 90 Days.

No. This facility is not available right now but you can expect this feature in future release.

No. We immediately delete all the apps after scanning. Keep the report for your future reference.

No. Presently we only scan app uploaded on our cloud. You can download any app from Play store or App store on you PC & upload it on Appvigil to scan.

Upload the app to the Appvigil & you may start the scan

Well, it depends upon the size and activities of the app. So quantitatively it is difficult to quantify the time. But as a rule of thumb you can expect the report in about 30-45 minutes.

We would love to take care of bulk requests at the earliest. We have facilities to run bulk audits in our cloud. For any of such requirements please contact us at [email protected]

Developers, Quality Assurance Managers, CIO, CTO, Bank CISO, Appstore Administrators, Students, App user. Any one who want to check the security of their app can use Appvigil.

Because your own, your customer’s security is at stake, both financially and in terms of market. Unfortunately, many of us have already suffered due to bad development design. We feel that it is in your best interest to have another set of eyes review your application and provide you with an overview of where any critical issues may lie within your product.

It is recommended that you do scan at least once wherever you make any major changes in your app.

No. We never make any kind of changes to your app. On the contrary, we only perform the scan and it is then discarded.

Since we are not modifying the app it is not possible Appvigil to introduce any loophole in your app.

Appvigil provides mobile application security, while AV installed on your smart phone provides device & user security. Appvigil addresses concerns like security of the apps developed by developers, whereas AV addresses the security of the user who is using the app.

For every bug that Appvigil finds in your app, we provide patch recommendation which your developers can refer to know about the bug in detail and fix it accordingly.