Mobile application security issues: Overview of practices to plug vulnerabilities – 3 - Shezartech
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Mobile application security issues: Overview of practices to plug vulnerabilities – 3

Mobile applications’ data, communication, and functional capabilities can be utilized in the wrong way. Therefore it is necessary to take certain precautions when manufacturing a mobile app. A few such scenarios are mentioned here where the features mentioned above are utilized for a malicious purpose.

Implementing Input Validation

It is vital to filter inputs that a user submits to an application. Not performing such validation allows malware to be injected via input fields, making the application vulnerable. Attackers can exploit the loophole and gain unauthorized control of the app. More…

Jailbroken Device Detection

When an application installs on a rooted device, it gains access to its root level data, directly. An attacker can plant an application on a jail-broken device that accesses root level data of other installed apps and steal the same. More…

Weak Encoding Mechanism

Mobile applications must use robust encoding techniques. Using weak techniques makes it very easy for attackers to decrypt messages and obtain information. Stronger encoding ensures data confidentiality, even when its security gets compromised. More…