The whole concept of mobile application security is a very important thing to be taken into consideration by the application developers so that they can make sure that their applications are free from all kinds of threats and risks. Many of the applications are into the claim of disclosing the personal as well as financial information of the users to the unauthorised people for example hackers which can very well shake the confidence of the consumers on any of the company. Hence, it is very much important for such companies to go with the option of implementing several kinds of security checks in the form of best of the practises, tools and methodologies to make sure that applications which are available for the public are free from all these kinds of issues.
Following are some of the practises, methods and techniques that must be considered by the developers at the time of developing applications so that user experience can be enhanced and applications can be made safe and secure:
-There should be high-level of data security: All the developers of the applications must properly focus on developing the comprehensive security-related policies as well as guidelines so that none of the users is caught easily in the trap of hackers. This particular procedure will include proper and comprehensive implementation of the data and direction so that information transfer is dealt very well and there is proper implementation of security tools whenever required. Hence, the application developers must go with the option of following proper and comprehensive guidelines which have been published specifically for the iOS and Android applications.
-The password must never be saved by the users: Another thing which the users must take care of is that whenever they go with the option of minor relaxation in the form of repeatedly not entering the login credentials they are getting themselves trapped into bigger risks. Hence, to avoid all these kinds of issues one must develop the habit of never saving the passwords on mobile applications and a good replacement of this particular concept is that application password should be saved on the server of the application so that one can log in very easily and can change it whenever the issues like mobile theft occur.
-The logout session must be very well ensured as well as enforced: Another great practice which the mobile application developers can go with the option of implementing is that logout sessions must be enforced so that there is no harm to the users in the long run. This is one of the best possible methods of making sure that payment applications are always safe and user sessions are ended perfectly so that the safety of the users is very increased.
-The security experts must be consulted at every point of time: It is very much important for the application developers to go with the option of consulting the experts from outside the organisation because outside people will always have a different perspective towards the things and they will be helping towards the rectifying of the loopholes and compromises throughout the process. In this way, the development teams inside the organisation will be very well encouraged and will have proper awareness about several kinds of things which will be assessed by the third-party service providers so that best quality measures are taken add application is made safe from all such issues.
-Multifactor authentication must be there: Another great thing which must be ensured by the users and application developers is that everything should be based upon multifactor authentication because it will always help to provide the most important and extra layer of security whenever the users will log in into the application. Hence, the problem of weak passwords would be very easily taken care of and there will be no compromise over the quality and security of the application. Hence, entering of the secret codes will also make sure that user experience is enhanced and code will always be sent through email or SMS which will make sure that none of the hackers can have access to it.
-The penetration testing should be implemented: This particular concept is well-known to check and find out all the vulnerabilities in the application so that they can be dealt with most professionally and efficiently. Hence, all the hackers can go with the option of compromising the security if they find it in any of the application. Week password security-related policies and other issues can be tackled very easily with the introduction of this particular concept. Hence, it is highly recommended for the people to go with the option of penetration testing so that applications become safe, secure and perfect for the usage of users. Most common ones are the black box testing and the white box testing so that all the issues are identified and dealt with properly.
-The personal devices should be avoided to be used in workplaces: Many of the organisations ask their employees to bring their own devices at the workplace but this particular practice must be avoided because sometimes the impersonal devices of the employees carry several kinds of issues which can be transferred to the devices at the workplace or the solution can also occur in a reverse manner that there might be issues in the workplace systems which can be carried out to the personal devices. Hence, all these devices exchanging process must be avoided and in case there is an emergency to bring the device then it should be properly scanned before allowing proper access to the network.
-There should be proper handling of the sessions: It is very much important for the people to go with the option of properly handling the session logging so that applications are very much safe as well as secure all the time. The tokens can be revoked very easily whenever required and they are very much useful in the cases of stolen devices.
Hence, all the above-mentioned practises must be followed by the application developers to make sure that their applications are free from risks and are perfect to be used by the consumers.
Written by Ester K. is a content writer at Pearl Lemon and a sales and Public Relations (PR nerd), obsessed with research, sleeping in as much as possible, and listening to podcasts. I have written an ultimate guide on reputation management. When I am not at home with my fam I enjoy long walks through the beautiful city of Jerusalem.