How to Guarantee Mobile Application Security

Mobile applications are ridiculously popular these days. Make sure yours is safe and secure by following these simple steps.

One of the biggest industries of our time is the mobile app ecosystem. Recent research studies show that there are more than 2.32 billion smart phone users in the world and that these apps are part of a trillion dollar industry! With so many applications on our phones we never even stop to think what would happen if these applications were hacked.

Once an application is compromised, the data on your phone confidential or otherwise is prone to cyber-attacks and leaks! This is why mobile app developers go out of their way to ensure that their apps are safe for the people who download them.

Here are a few steps you can take to make sure that your app is impossible to hack.

Protection Against OWASP Top 10 Threats:

Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) threats are a grim reality of the times we’re living in. Examples include Remote File Inclusion, SQL Injection and Cross Site Scripting (XSS) etc. While these threats are very complicated and take a lot of time and effort to be addressed, there are many companies out there who do a great job of ensuring that your device is protected against them!

Encrypt Your Source Code:

By far the most common mistake that mobile developers make is leaving their source code unencrypted. This allows mobile malware to spot and exploit vulnerabilities. What’s even worse is that when hackers get their hands on a copy of the source code, they’re able to reverse engineer the app.

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Once they have control over the app they can add their malicious code on it and republish these ‘rogue’ apps on app stores. When your clients download this app their confidential data can be leaked. This is why it’s important for developers to always encrypt the source code of the application.

Invest In Binary Protections:

A distinct lack in binary protection can result in leaks of sensitive and confidential data. Moreover, if these safeguards aren’t present, it leaves both the application AND the user exposed to cyber-attacks!

Binary protections are thus a crucial part of cyber-space security. Their absence enables hackers to use your confidential information to partake in illegal activities posing as you! Furthermore, there’s also a very high chance of business interruption! Because of all these reasons, it’s always a wise idea to invest in binary protections!

Bring In The Professionals:

If you’ve developed your mobile application and don’t want it to be used for nefarious means, we have great news for you! We at Lean Security offer comprehensive services for end to end mobile application penetration test!

What separates us from our competitors is that we aren’t content with just testing your mobile application, we even check for vulnerabilities in the network and at the backend web service that you use! Our scans protect your applications from major problems like authorization and authentication issues, broken cryptography and weak server side controls.

So if you’ve made an app that will help complement your business, don’t let it all go to waste! Contact us today and let’s make that application safe not just for you but for your clients as well!