Mobile App security is undoubtedly imperative to this digitally growing generation we live in. A lot of start-ups are less worried about security when they decide to join this phase in business. Why? This doesn’t come as an immediate thought because they don’t see it as necessary at the point. Following which, the after-effects come in the form of statistics on the leading research websites: People hack anything lately.
- 100% of the top 100 paid apps in the Google Play Store have been hacked till date
- 56% of the top 100 paid apps in the Apple App Store have been hacked
- The amount of malicious mobile malware infections increases by a whopping 163% year upon year and so on.
So why not save yourself from the danger of being hacked? Here are a few tips for this rescue mission.
1. Source Code Encryption
Get your source code encrypted to make it troublesome for mobile malware to read and interpret, since it’s a tendency of mobile malware (viruses) to tap bugs and vulnerabilities within the design and source code of the mobile app. So, encrypting ensures that the code will not be accessed by anyone else
2. Mobile Data Encryption
When a mobile app interacts with company’s confidential data, access to unstructured information is granted which gets stored within the device in an unsolicited way. In such case, mobile data encryption can be effectively used to secure the data in the sandbox which can be achieved using SQLite database encryption modules or file level encryption across multiple OS.
3. Secure IPC
Ensure that the component interacting with each other happens in a secure fashion in a mobile application. For example save your app from unauthorized access and secure the activities, services, content providers.
4. Authentication and Authorization
There are three main security measures that make up a well-built API security stack: identification, authentication, and authorization. You can add a layer of security to the process of login. Ensure that your app has its own API for functionality and also you have a solid API security strategy in place. This aggregation of identification, authentication, authorization and API will collect relevant data from the users and minimize vulnerability.
5. Test your Software repetitively
Detect vulnerabilities in your app code by thorough testing and then syndicate them out for publication. You can perform the testing of app code by two ways:
This testing technique entails deliberately probing a network or system for weaknesses.
Emulators for devices, OS and browsers let you test how an app will perform in a simulated environment.These secret weapons will save you from a major revenue loss, unauthorized access to critical user data, Intellectual property theft, Fraud cases, and most importantly Brand Damage.
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