Mobile apps often handle sensitive information such as a person’s personal data including their bank account information, credit card details, personally identifiable information (PII), social security numbers, and more.
If an attacker exploits mobile app security vulnerabilities, they could get their hands on the personal data of users and potentially abuse corporate data of an organization. In fact, nearly 172 high-risk mobile apps were found on Google Play with more than 330 million downloads.
How do you protect your mobile app from attackers?
There are several ways you can prevent mobile app security vulnerabilities from being exploited by attackers. For instance, using commercial-grade obfuscation tools which make it difficult for attackers to understand the mobile app code, or using multi-factor authentication to strengthen authentication controls.
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To get a better understanding of the top mobile app security vulnerabilities and how to prevent them, here’s an infographic you should check out.
Aaron Cure is the Principal Security Consultant at Cypress Data Defense and an instructor and contributing author for the Dev544 Secure Coding in .NET course.
After 10 years in the U.S. Army, I decided to switch my focus to developing security tools and performing secure code reviews, penetration testing, static source code analysis, and security research.