Mobile app security is one of the most important aspects and features that one app must have. It protects the app from mobile app attacks such as hackers or malware. In the digital world we live in, it becomes a necessity to be aware of common app security problems and ways how to protect your app.
Users engage in various activities on their phones on a daily basis - exchanging messages, personal and financial information, and much more. Their expectation from application owners is to test their applications, prevent mobile app attacks, and ensure that end-user information is safe. Mobile app security is one of the most important aspects and features that one app must have. It protects the app from external threats such as hackers or malware. In the digital world we live in, it becomes a necessity to be aware of common app security problems and ways how to protect your app.
Most of the time, application owners are rushing to launch it on the market, disregarding some key aspects of the application's security implementations. Once the application is available to download after the release, anyone, including hackers, has access to the application and to its code. If the application is not secure enough, hackers can scan the application and see vulnerabilities within the application's code. Additionally, the application can be subject to disassembly or decompiling app, which allows malicious people or groups to tamper with the application or insert themselves in the communication between the app and the organization's server to collect valuable information.
If your application is not protected, it is sensitive to reverse engineering and exploitation. To protect your application, here are some of the most common mobile security threats that you should be aware of:
Some key parts of mobile app security are:
It would take developers a lot of time to research, implement and test all possible threats and mitigations on their own. ASEE offers App Protector that developers can integrate into the application to ensure app protection at runtime, used on Android and iOS platforms. An additional product component is the App Protector Portal, a web-based portal with several key highlights. The first one is that it allows a detailed analysis of current threats in a modern UI while keeping all the relevant data clearly stated. The second one is the dynamic configuration of App Protector that can change depending on the attacks. This second highlight enables ease of configuration change which saves time and response time in case an urgent change in configuration is necessary.
The App Protector ensures safe communication between servers and applications, exchanging information about detected threats such as:
If you want to protect your applications and; not less important, end-users of your applications, App Protector should be one of the key components of your apps.
To find more about App Protector and its core functionalities, contact us. Our ASEE team will be happy to assist you.