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Read about the latest news and trends in the Mobile AppSec arena,
where we follow the direction of mobile cybercrime,
where the state of mobile security is today,
and where we're headed tomorrow.

(More) Common Security Mistakes when Developing Swift Apps - Part II

(More) Common Security Mistakes when Developing Swift Apps – Part II

In my post last week I shared common security mistakes developers make when building Swift applications – covering insecure data storage, symmetric key algorithms, insecure communication and more. If you haven’t read it, please take a few minutes to review this information. It’s critical to understand these mistakes as well as the ones I’m sharing

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Common Security Mistakes when Developing Swift Applications – Part I

Common Security Mistakes when Developing Swift Applications – Part I

Overview: Data Storage and Communication Security Swift was first introduced in 2014 at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) as the iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS de facto programming language. Designed by Chris Lattner and many others at Apple Inc., Swift is a general-purpose, multi-paradigm, compiled programming language. Although first released as a proprietary programming language, version

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How Secure is Your Online Banking App?

How Secure is Your Online Banking App?

Banking has gone digital. Nearly every major bank offers both an online portal as well as a mobile app, and people seem to prefer it that way. A recent PwC survey found that 46% of consumers only use online banking, a massive jump from their previous survey in 2012, in which only 27% used online

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Key Takeaways from Ponemon’s 2017 Study on Mobile and Internet of Things Application Security

Today, organizations are developing and releasing mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) devices and apps at a rapid speed. According to recent research, it is estimated that around 50B IoT devices will be connected to the Internet by 2020 while 2017 started with a record 2.2M downloadable apps in the App Store.   Every year,

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Hybrid versus Native Mobile App Development: Methodologies, Risks and Tools

Hybrid versus Native Mobile App Development: Methodologies, Risks and Tools

As our focus changes from content on the web to content on mobile, our mobile devices play an increasingly vital role in the way we communicate, consume content, conduct business and more. For organizations and businesses in every vertical, mobile applications are no longer an option, but a requirement in order to stay ahead of

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The Need for HIPAA Compliance in the Crowded Mobile Health Space

As the mHealth (mobile health) vertical continues to expand from healthcare apps to fitness trackers, from doctor appointment scheduling helpers and peer support communities, the control, and privacy that the end users have over our personal health records is being increasingly jeopardized. New applications and digital health resources keep emerging which make it unclear whether

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Common Oversights in Mobile App Security

Mobile apps arguably have the greatest number of security flaws of any enterprise system – and no one seems to know much about them. Mobile app security flaws are numerous across all types of business apps. But why?   Perhaps it’s the mentality that “it’s just an app” or the reality that many business owners,

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OWASP Mobile Top Ten: Avoiding The Most Common Mobile Vulnerabilities

Another week, another mobile app fiasco. This time around, we learned how an IoT connected car can be controlled through the WiFi installed in the car, enabling Mitsubishi Outlander car owners – as well as attackers – to wirelessly connect to the car’s console, allowing them to do things like turn off the car alarm

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