Steps To Prevent Mobile App Password Exposure
Developers should always try to prevent mobile app password exposure. But when they either use unencrypted text protocol, or incorrectly implemented HTTPS, Big Brand Apps are being left vulnerable and exposed. Worried about your data protection? You should be!
Over the past few days we have seen an increasing number of articles discussing the vulnerability of Android apps and its data protection. What is alarming about this movement in the industry is the root cause of much of these vulnerabilities; Best practices of secure coding are not being implemented, meaning not using HTTPS and correct security measures to protect personal details – such as username and password.
The idea that applications from brands such as PizzaHut or the NBA are vulnerable and can expose users to data and money theft is frightening. Not only can we not stop the trend of moving to mobile, companies actively encourage consumers to access services from the palm of our hand. The least we can expect is that these services are as secure as they can be, and allow users a native experience with maximum data protection. Up until now the security of mobile devices has been focused towards enterprise data and not the end customer or consumer applications. This massive trend of moving all services to mobile now exposes considerable risk to consumers who use these applications, with no decent security to protect their data.
Gartner also recognizes the trend of moving more services to mobile, with the consumer given easy access to all services anytime, anywhere. This requires developers of applications to take several actions for data protection of their apps. The process requires an understanding of the best practices of secure coding, and unfortunately most developers are still not there. They are using only a basic level of security in order to pass Google Play’s requirements and not more than that. With this in mind, Gartner predicts that by 2016, 20% of applications will use some kind of wrapping to secure application data and protect consumer apps from various attack vectors such as man-in-the-middle attacks, malware etc.
Appdome offers an out of the box solution to prevent mobile app password exposure. The solution seamlessly bridges the gap between mobile app development and the highest level of application and data protection.
With Appdome’s Fusion, companies can easily protect any mobile application at the app binary level, meaning no source code modifications or SDK integrations are required during the development life cycle. This results in apps that are secured within minutes with state of the art cyber protection, and without any impact on the users’ native experience or on the performance of the application. The application, fused with the Appdome protection layer, can be published via the App Store, Google Play or Corporate Stores.