Thanks to the advent of technology, the number of mobile phone users are increasing day by day. You’ll be shocked to hear that by 2019, this number will cross the 5 billion mark! While mobile phones may have made our life easier, they have also opened up domains for many cybercriminals who are adapting and using new methods to profit from this rapidly growing number of potential victims.
What’s more, apps are used for nearly 90% of usage on mobile phones and tablets making it the number one source for cyber-attacks. People are using apps to access everything from online banking to shopping and even controlling home devices.
User data is like a goldmine for cybercriminals, as they can access anything from credit card details to email passwords and user contact lists. Users have also been scammed into downloading malicious adware, and at times, they unknowingly subscribe to fraud paid services.
This is why a lapse in any mobile app’s security is a daunting scenario for app owners and developers. According to a study, more than 60% of companies reported that an insecure mobile app caused a data breach, and 44% out of them did not take any immediate action to secure their app against further potential cyber attacks.
So, if you are an app owner or developer, start working towards certain frameworks and tools that provide ease and security to your users. Think about the ways you can avoid the mentioned security challenges and protect your app from cybercriminals.
To make your tasks easier, I have listed some of the mobile app security best practices that will benefit you as an owner and also provide your users with a safe and secure online experience.
1. Security by design
The first step towards securing any mobile app is to (Read more...)
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from The State of Security authored by Tripwire Guest Authors. Read the original post at: https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/security-data-protection/guide-securing-mobile-app-cyber-attacks/