Information Week has recently explored the most important, plausible security breaches, and we have highlighted the top three that your mobile app developers and testers should specifically zone in on when creating a mobile app.
Data Storage Security
A common accommodation that most mobile apps provide is the option for a user to save their password for a particular account. This option saves the user time – a selling point that most customers are drawn to this present day.
However, in order to provide this option to your user, mobile app developers need to be sure that the information is secure.
“It’s common for users to employ the same username and password across systems, so if someone compromises that particular password, the potential also exists for them to compromise additional user accounts.”
What should mobile app developers do in order to avoid this mistake? Plan your mobile app in a way so that the private information – names, phone numbers, credit card numbers, etc. – for your mobile application are not stored directly on the phone in any way. This way, if a phone is plugged into a PC or the phone has been stolen, this private information cannot be extracted from the mobile device and used with other purchases.