Mobile app security has rapidly grown in importance as mobile devices have become an essential part of many organizations globally. The trend towards increased use of mobile devices for shopping, banking, and other activities correlates with an increase in mobile users, and apps in organizations.
With the increased usage of mobile apps, cyber-attacks targeting mobile users have also increased significantly.
In fact, a study revealed that 76% of mobile apps use insecure data storage to store sensitive data of their users. This could be exploited by attackers and could have a devastating impact on both the victim users and the organization.
To give you an overview, here are the top 4 mobile app security vulnerabilities you should know about.
Aaron Cure is the Principal Security Consultant at Cypress Data Defense and an instructor and contributing author for the Dev544 Secure Coding in .NET course.
After 10 years in the U.S. Army, I decided to switch my focus to developing security tools and performing secure code reviews, penetration testing, static source code analysis, and security research.