The Top 4 Mobile App Security Vulnerabilities In 2020 – Here’s How To Prevent Them

Mobile applications have garnered massive popularity over the past few years. What’s more interesting is that while companies continue to increasingly build mobile apps, they are not matching their security budget to match the increasing number of mobile apps and increasing complexity of these apps. This means attackers regularly target mobile apps to exploit vulnerabilities and target end-users or organizations. 

In order to continue operating and managing mobile applications that your customers can easily use and you can trust, make sure you stay on top of the latest security threats and methods to mitigate them. 

Some of the top mobile app security vulnerabilities include insecure data storage, reverse engineering, poor authentication controls, and insecure Wi-Fi. 

To give you an overview of what exactly these mobile app security vulnerabilities are and how to prevent them, here’s an infographic for your reference:

Image Courtesy: Cypress Data Defense

Author Bio – Aaron Cure

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.

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  • June 26, 2020