Mobile App Security : Threats and Solutions

Smart phones have replaced our memo pads, checkbooks, accounts, id proofs, cameras, mini storage devices, and almost anything else holding our critical data. Critical data needs stringent security, and we must ask ourselves: How safe are these mobile apps and how safeguarded is the data stored in them?

Why should you be worried about Mobile App Security?

Have you ever used utility apps like phone barcode scanners? Are you a business owner running a process on an enterprise app? Whether you are an individual or a firm, your trade secrets, quotations, employee data, and other sensitive information are out there. You could be a start-up or a SMB with a retail app that stores user’s credit card and bank account details. You could be a “freemium model” app owner, trading money for features. Or you could be an individual providing access to your media files and portfolio to use the dog face filter in snapchat. Whenever you trade your data for an app service and vice-versa, do you know if and how your data safeguarded?

Mobile app security is an essential but highly underrated aspect of a mobile application. Too often neither app owners, nor app users consider the threats that arise from leaving loopholes in app security.

How and Why do mobile apps access your data ?

Have you ever used utility apps like phone barcode scanners? Are you a business owner running a process on an enterprise app? Whether you are an individual or a firm, your trade secrets, quotations, employee data, and other sensitive information are out there. You could be a start-up or a SMB with a retail app that stores user’s credit card and bank account details. You could be a “freemium model” app owner, trading money for features. Or you could be an individual providing access to your media files and portfolio to use the dog face filter in snapchat. Whenever you trade your data for an app service and vice-versa, do you know if and how your data safeguarded?

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