Best Practices to improve your Mobile App Security10 June , 2017
The smartphone is part of our daily lives, and we majorly depend upon it. We store all our data on our mobile devices right from meeting schedules, contact information, messages, business data. We many times download applications from unauthenticated sources or from nonlegitimate app stores. These rogue applications might have malware or may negatively affect business data.
In today’s time where digitization and technology is so advance, our personal data is at stake. There is a high possibility of it to hacked or stolen in fraction of time
ARAXN – has published a report wherein (review it here) its mention that
- 97% of top paid Android apps have been hacked
- 87% of top paid iOS apps have been hacked
- 80% of the most popular free Android apps have been hacked
- 75% of the most popular free iOS apps have been hacked
Best tips to secure your mobile applications:
As we discussed initially such application shows alarming situation, there are some security breaches that application developers should keep in mind to keep their mobile application secure. You can follow below steps to implement mobile app security.
Password security: The password should be mandatory for all the users to provide high security to your application. The password should have minimum complexity requirement so that it can make security even better. Like password must contain at least one character and the combination of lowercase and uppercase letters.
App Data Access Permission: At the time of installing the application, it should ask users permission to access some of your data such as files, contacts, and hardware. So when you develop an application ask for those details which are necessary or required, do not ask for any sensitive information which user may not feel comfortable providing it.
Implement Encryption Policies: Data supposed to be encrypted at every step, be it a communication between app, web services or back end server. If the mobile app supports private data should be enabled end-to-end encryption.
Update Operating system: Mobile App Development cCompanies engages in developing mobile application should update their handsets to a new / latest version of operating system, which always involves new security patches with new features.
Secure API: API transmits a large amount of data between application, servers, and users. All of them should be verified and authorized to access those data. Therefore, it is very much essential to implement secure API’s.
Test bug for an application: Application code has to be tested for vulnerabilities in the code that can be rectified before publishing an app on an app store.
Disallowed Side-loading: The Side-loaded application does not face the standard security check by the native store. Therefore, the user should be able to restrict from using side-loaded apps. A hacker can easily penetrate into your app and steal away all sensitive information.
There must be around millions of mobile app development companies across the globe. But standing out from the crowd it is very important to ensure the Mobile app Security. TriState Technology follows industry standard practices that ensure the safety of your mobile application and user data.