7 Mobile App Dev Vulnerabilities That Can Cost You an Arm and a Leg

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2016-07-04

Shark Week is upon us and making swimmers think twice before jumping in the ocean. The chances that a shark might attack are slim, but hidden dangers are always lurking beneath the waves. Similarly, most of us are relaxed by our trust that the powerful mobile OSes will keep attackers far from our personal data. After all, Apple built iOS with security in mind, and Google is synonymous with security, isn't it? Yes and no. While our mobile devices are shipped with built-in protection, the shields securing our personal data are only as strong as the weakest links in the apps we use. These weak links are vulnerabilities that increasingly are similar to the threats faced by Web apps as more mobile apps are communicating with external servers over which mobile OSes have no control. We're swimming among vulnerabilities and cyber-criminals. And given how much personal data we store on our devices, it's important to be informed of the risks of not practicing secure mobile app development. Otherwise, the consequences could sink brand equity and revenue, costing your company an arm and a leg. Working with app security testing vendor Checkmarx, eWEEK created a list of vulnerabilities to help keep you on the alert.


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