Recently we heard about those security loopholes in Nissan Leaf EV application that was allowed to control the vehicle remotely if hacked. This is the worst nightmare of a car owner who is using some mobile applications to control his car. The data security breach also reveals a lack of focus on protecting user privacy.
Such mobile application security issues are likely to happen more often if the development team is using preventive approach. Google and Apple have invested heavily in the security in their apps which can provide them with the most secured user experience. Companies have started to take the mobile app security of its platform seriously and it is a must in today’s world.
Here are top 3 tips to keep your smartphone app secured:
1. Secure all services within an app
It is not just the app that has to be secured when it comes to security. You should ensure to keep all the integrated services to be secured which are being used by the mobile app. Because every app has data in its center, the data flow must be secured. You need to have a clear view of the systems and services which are being integrated with your app for the end user. It is developer’s responsibility to map out these systems and figure these connections to avoid any privacy issues while mobile app development.
2. Don’t sacrifice mobile app security for speed
Security can sometimes get short shrift in the race to get apps out the door. You can get into trouble if you neglect to look closely at the data and services that are converging within your app.We have already seen the example of Nissan in this context.
Sometimes, a speedy release can cause a particular oversight which should not be sacrificed. Instead, you can educate your clients about the importance of security and what they are supposed to do. If some wait is possible before release, you should make your client wait until the app gets fully secured.
3. Use extra vigilance to account for changing data landscape
It is a fact that corporations have less and less control over the data they use and sometimes they don’t even own it. Here are some tips for such scenarios:
– You should use a secured channel while communicating with server
– Use TLS/SSL certificate validation while communication
– Different authentication methods should be used like, token-based
– Data and files should be encrypted before sending and receiving
– When your content and services are sensitive, you should use on-demand VPN and device passwords
– If it is not required, do not store sensitive data and personal information
– Ensure that app access can be revoked remotely
These three tips would definitely help the developers to make their android apps development more secured. We would be happy to help you in any queries regarding the topic. You can contact us and ask your queries.