• Four Lethal Blunders of Secure Mobile App Development

    Four Lethal Blunders of Secure Mobile App Development

    All the existing companies launch mobile applications, while amateur developers may account for a portion of the mobile applications with exposures hanging around in the App Store. The vital thing is that the critical issues often come from brands that we entrust. It is quite obvious that the mobile devices are a pearl of sensitive information and using vulnerabilities in the large company’s mobile application, hackers are able to overwork the end users and the organizations. The most potential exploits in mobile apps are coming from it and with the amount of personal data that we store on our mobile devices, it’s crucial to be informed of the jeopardies related to not exercising secure mobile app development. These feeble links are vulnerabilities that are becoming increasingly similar to the threats confronted by mobile applications. In addition, the sheer number of applications creates a virtual ground for cyber crimes. These has become one of the hectic factors for all the mobile app development companies across the globe.

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    “The combination of easy access for all and a vast amount of available applications creates a massive potential attack surface for hackers to exploit,”

    noted Erez Metula, Application Security Expert & the Chairman at AppSec Labs said.

    (1) Misconfiguration

    Examples of mis-configuration is when companies maintain default passwords while not forcing new users to change their passwords changes when they login for the first time. Also, when certain default settings are mismanaged such when the organizations have default settings swapped to automatically refill funds when suddenly user’s balance drops down to zero, i.e. Auto-recharging the account. Configuration Management issues relate to the configuration mis-management of client/server hence enabling a vicious app to steal data from another app on same device.

    (2) Authorization

    Authorization is another non-technical word for Authentication. Developers must Assign a priority to the Authorization & Authentication mechanisms a priority during development. It is evident that all the online banks are often the victims of its attacks. These vulnerabilities permit the malicious users to carry out portraying other users, playacting operations as other users. They access other areas and operations of the app that they wouldn’t simply be allowed to access.

    (3) Availability Issues

    Crashes are a common side effect of availability issues. Availability issues often occurs in the server or client side when the mobile app is abnegated service from either a part or the entire application of it. Developers who easily comprehend the potential vectors which allow malicious attributes to cause availability issues will normally come to know what steps should be incited to prevent such attacks which include system crashes resulting from request overflows.

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    (4) Cryptography Weaknesses (CW)

    CW necessitate sensitive information disclosure that is associated to the app sending important data over the wire as encryptography with obsolete encryption which directs to a false sense of security for end-user and developer side. As information that is encrypted is usually very sensitive, the negative impact from cryptography weaknesses can be devastating. That is why, every mobile app developers takes good care of this factor.

    For developers, the first steps in ensuring that you are writing vulnerability-free code is secure mobile app development education and awareness. The mobile application market is growing fast and and so there will be an ample number of attacks against mobile devices. Therefore, you should build your next apps with app security in mind. Connect to us for the safest, immaculate and lucrative mobile applications. We will make your mobile application flawless and nifty.

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    Pratik Kanada
    CEO of 360 Degree Technosoft, a mobile app development company. Writes about Leadership, Start-up Quests, Social Media, Latest Tech Trends and Mobile Applications
    July 13, 2016
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