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Things Every Developer Should Know Before Creating Surveillance Applications

Published on 11 January 17

Security is the procedural method to protect the apps from external risk. If reconsideration in software designs, security is becoming an increasingly important concern during development as apps become more regularly accessible over networks and are, as the result, unsafe to a wide variety of threats.

Now a day securing our mobile phone is one of the difficult things in the environment from threats. Not only for us, the business people also have the same problem. Therefore, people have become cautious about having their mobile phone apps to be safe and secure

A Recent report shows that the signs in cyber attacks now targeting our smart phones. The year 2104 saw that five hundred percent of the growth in mobile is based upon on mobile attacks. Many companies, people, and mobile developers are wondering like how we can protect our mobile from our threats.

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Are mobile phones apps are secured?

Most of us are using mobile phone applications. Without apps, we can’t do anything and this is the current scenario in the generation. Even the business members are also suffering from the threats.

Security is the top most priority for both the entrepreneur and the mobile developers. For organizations to properly evaluate whether the application meets their security needs, we should also be able to communicate when, how, where, and how often encryption is used but not to indicate what kind of encryption and how strong it is.

Enterprise organization

Enterprise organizations are rushing the application developer to build Android and iOS apps to deepen the customers and their experiences to extend the business. The demand for these apps is driving the development at the particular place.

Unluckily, the threats associated with mobile phone apps are different from typical enterprise software. Also, security is infrequently a project driver in the mobile software world.

Business managers need to ask the marketing and IT managers who are building the mobile applications are protected the user data and secure from external risk. Here some questions are there asking them before proceeding to use.

Data encrypted

Built-in phone OS security is only reliable for non-rooted and non-jail broken devices where the consumer has set a password. In other words, it should be trusted. Application developers should use the crypto like common crypto and javax.crypto to encrypt the personal data likes identifying the information, protected health report, passwords, tokens, cookies, log files, and other.

The data written does not apply to the file system. If for a starter, extracting data from the device’s SQLite database is relatively unimportant, so anything written to it should also be encrypted using crypto like SQL Cipher. To a make encryption strong, a cipher is important for the file system.

Is the app use HTTPS encryption?

Hypertext is structured text that uses logical links between nodes containing text. Changing into Http is good one, but it should not be the end. The SSL certificate is one of the important things in the app and this certification gives the validation for the application and this will increase the trust. Developers should either pin the server’s certificate in their applications or use two-way SSL authentication.

Backend developers have the responsibility to ensure that the server only supports strong ciphers, protocols and that it cannot be made to fall back to less secure ones.

Is Binary app scrubbed of sensitive information?

App binaries are not black boxes. Application developers should assume that any hard-coded careful information like passwords. The encryption keys can be retrieved from the binary. So those things should not be there. At the same time it should be preferred over the hard code and important one so, therefore, white box techniques should be applied.

Internal set to manage the risk

The demand for apple, android, iPod and Blackberry mobile applications are high. Therefore the demand for the software developers with modest experiences is also high. Make a coordinate effort to quantify our internal skill sets in mobile phone development or move instantly to drag in the small, but growing community of mobile security software experts to help you lock down your mobile phone applications.

Approaches to building more secure mobile applications

As the mobile app development approach has been changed, given the weakness of the mobile in the environment, what type of coding we used for mobile code and this will reflect more complicated threat models associated with mobile applications.

Security system managers are well served to ask these questions earlier than later in the process of developing the mobile apps. Mobile apps are here to pause and organizations that quickly define phone security strategies enable business units to exploit the opportunity that mobile software applications represent.

Best way to prevent the attack on mobile app

Many people think that the mobile security is the one by simply installing or implementing a single solution, our mobile app will be protected from most security attacks. This may lead to the trouble.

We are using mobile for multipurpose and multi features are available. Therefore, this leads to apps in multiple ways to attack those characteristics and their functional elements. However, with proper due diligence and research, we can protect our application of the risk factor.

Common mobile security questions

Mobile phone having many applications and everything having some risk factors. Not only the external application having threats problem. Even the internal applications also have the same problem and someone is given below.

Internet connection is safe

Now a day we are surrounded by the internet connection. Without the internet, we cannot survey and these also having a risk factor. If our mobile phone carrier's 3G connection or 4G network connection should be relatively secure and no risk is at all. But in the case of Wi-Fi hotspots can be hacked.

We can access the Wi-Fi through the air. So hackers can gather the information from people through the public internet connection. Not even mobile phone security applications can protect against that. If we are using 3G or 4G is not a problem, but while using the public network we should be safe.

To educate the users

Mobile developers are less likely to understand the security concepts and still they have to learn a lot and how hackers are hacking the application likewise. We are also responsible for that and we also have to learn to secure our mobile phone from the hacker.

Security is one of the important things in the present generation because we have lot and lot of personal data and that we are stored in the applications. When it comes to mobile phone apps educating the users is something that should never be left out.

Not the every user of our application will be tech savvy and not everybody will understand the security of the company or industry uses. However, the basic principles should be safe and secure. So we will protect our business from the bigger problem.

Obviously, the whole topic is about security in a separate way with its experts having the decades of experience. But asking the question for security is a good one. So we have to ask ourselves the above questions and have the right mindset in our mobile app and know it will be a safe one because we have to know about the security first and this is important.

This blog is listed under Development & Implementations and Mobility Community

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