5 Important Facts to Know About Mobile Application Security

A recent Gartner Report says that the Worldwide Information Security spending is likely to grow approximately 4.7 % to touch $75.4 Billion by the end of the year 2015. With information security spending as well as security incidents on the rise, it is clear that mobile operating systems are incorporating innovative features to largely increase …

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Android Security and Related Issues in IT

Android Security issues in IT Android being one of the most popular operating system used widely, is prone to multiple security vulnerabilities which make it highly susceptible to attacks. With OS issues, Mobile App security too is a major concern today. Android is a potential victim of increased and sophisticated malware attacks which expose enterprise …

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Role of API Security Testing in Mobile Application Security

What is Application Programming Interface (API)? A formal and simple definition states that an API is a set of protocols, functions, procedures, and tools for building software applications. APIs are generally packaged as a library that includes specifications for data structures, routines, variables and object classes. APIs help to express a software component with respect …

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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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Threat Modeling for Mobile Applications: Part 2

This article is the second part of the 2 article series on Threat Modeling for Mobile Applications. The first part of this series can be found here. In the first part, we concentrated on attacks at the app front like data leakage. In this part, we’ll study some serious aspects and how not getting them …

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Native v/s Hybrid Apps: Security Aspects

“Mobile apps being optional” – will soon become a history. Mobile apps are being adopted by more businesses today with the new age users having 24*7 access to internet through smartphones. Coming here; companies look at various technology options to build & develop mobile apps for their customers. Native and Hybrid apps are two most common types of …

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All You Wanted To Know About OWASP Top 10 Mobile Security Project

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a 501(c)(3) worldwide not-for-profit charitable organization focused on improving the security of software. Its mission is to make software security visible, so that individuals and organizations worldwide can make informed decisions about true software security risks. OWASP  provides de facto application security standards with the aim to normalize the range in …

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Mobile App Security: Why You Should Care?

With the increase in the dependence on smartphones, its security is becoming a major concern for users, application developers & CIOs/ CISOs alike. In addition to these concerns, encouragement of the trend called BYOD is calling enterprises to act fast on mobile app security as as close to 84% of consumers use the same smartphone for work …

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