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10 Tips for Creating Secure Mobile Apps [Infographic]

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10 Tips for Creating Secure Mobile Apps [Infographic]

Everyone is using mobile these days, from the registration form at your doctor’s office to the cable technician in the field to the shop at the farmer's market.

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Everyone is using mobile these days, from the registration form at your doctor’s office to the cable technician in the field to the mom and pop shop at the farmer’s market. While mobile has definitely opened up a world of possibilities for large and small businesses alike, it’s also opened those businesses up to increased security threats.

Fun fact: Gartner predicts that by 2017, 75% of mobile security breaches will be because of app misconfiguration.

Not because of misuse by Frank in accounting or that Tumblr Julie in marketing was browsing on her iPhone, but because of misconfiguration. In other words: the future of mobile app security rests in developers’ hands.

So what can you do to help identify and address all these vulnerabilities coming your way? Well, you could check out or handy infographic on this very topic for a high level overview. If you’re looking for something more in depth, we encourage you to read the accompanying eBook, “How Secure Are Your Mobile Apps?”. Both the infographic and the eBook cover topics such as:

  • Weak server side controls
  • Insecure data storage
  • Client side injection
  • Lack of binary protections

And more.

10 tips for creating secure mobile apps

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mobile ,mobile apps ,security ,mobile security

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