The All New Appvigil is here!

“Constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself” – Elon Musk, Founder of Tesla, SpaceX We here at Appvigil, aim at providing an automated security test framework for enterprises, enabling them to test their mobile applications against the state of the art security vulnerabilities. Developers are using Appvigil to scan …

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[Infographic] OWASP Top 10 Mobile Security

The OWASP Mobile Security Project is a centralized resource intended to give developers and security teams the resources they need to build and maintain secure mobile applications. Through the project, OWASP classifies mobile security risks and provides developmental controls to reduce their impact or likelihood of exploitation. This infographic presents OWASP Top 10 vulnerabilities for …

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[Infographic] 5 Most Deadly Mobile Malwares

Malware, once purpose-built, is clearly becoming a flexible platform — in many respects, it is now almost a commodity. Malwares can be deadly. With access to this source code, cyber criminals can quickly implement a wide variety of attacks and fraud schemes aimed at specific targets. Depending on the type of malware, if you have …

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[Infographic] 5 Biggest Mobile App Hacks of All Times

Some attacks are minor while some attacks compromise data in a way that affects tens of millions of people and involve hundreds of millions of records. But there are some hackers in history are who used their powers for good, to take technology to exciting places it was never intended to go. This infographic presents …

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XML Injection In Android Apps – OWASP Top 10

XML stands for Extensible Markup Language and it was basically designed to describe data. XML is commonly used as a data format on the Internet. If you want to access data from the Internet, chances are that the data will be in the form of XML. If you want to send data to a Web …

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7 Characteristics of a Secure Mobile App

Users are downloading mobile apps from numerous app stores – some of which may not be legitimate. These rogue apps might carry malware or otherwise negatively affect business data. To avoid these consequences I am suggesting few characteristics of a secure mobile app which boosts security of that app. These characteristics helps you and the …

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Secure Android App Development: Best Practices to Get Started

Android was developed with security controls that are flexible enough for developers to easily work with. Nevertheless, it has multi layer protection to provide security protection for users of all platforms. The applications use both advanced hardware and software, and local and served data to provide value for the users. To protect that value, the …

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Potential XSS in Servlet – Android App Security

A Servlet is a Java programming language class that is used to extend the capabilities of servers that host applications accessed by means of a request-response programming model. Although Servlets can respond to any type of request, they are commonly used to extend the applications hosted by web servers. For such applications, Java Servlet technology …

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What you should know about iOS malware XcodeGhost

Apple’s iOS App Store suffered first major attack in the form of large-scale distribution of a malware called XcodeGhost, making its way through tampered copies of Xcode, Apple’s development software. More than 300 apps in the App store have been infected, with their copies distributed worldwide among millions of users. Apple is cleaning up its …

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