26 Oct · 5 min read
Data security is gaining more and more importance with the rise in cybercrime. With this, security in mobile apps has become a huge priority as a lot of sensitive and personal information tends to be shared on these apps. Enterprises and businesses have to ensure that user information does not fall into the wrong hands. According to a recent product survey, about 3 in 4 mobile applications fail to clear the basic security tests. No matter how effective your app may be, a security breach can cost you millions of dollars and also the trust of your customers.
At Workin Geeks, we always ensure that the apps we make for our clients are safe and keep user data secure. Our iOS and Android development teams ensure that projects are implemented on time and promptly available on Google Play and App Store while incorporating the latest technology for maintaining data security. Here are some steps that our mobile app developers always implement for effective data security to ensure a dependable product.
Code writing: Our developers use code hardening and code signing techniques to harden the code, making it tough to break.
Code encryption: Our developers use the latest code and data encryption technologies to scramble the information. So even if data does get stolen, it won’t be useable, thus cannot be misused.
Use of authorized APIs: While there is a lot of APIs available to use, loosely coded APIs can grant admin privileges to hackers, making it easier to access data. For maximum security, it is highly recommended to use only authorized APIs.
Use of tamper-proof technologies: A lot of new technologies now have in-built security algorithms and fool-proof security protocols. These can detect possible code tampering or security breaches and can alert the app developers.
High-level authentication: When users create their accounts in an app, there should be alerts that ensure the highest levels of authentication is maintained. Users should be prompted o create strong passwords and also to change their passwords periodically.
Pay attention: App developers have to be alert and cautious while developing apps. They should test the applications repeatedly to find bugs and security vulnerabilities. Overall, the code should be designed in a way that is easily adjustable and adaptable, to make app updates smoother.
Mobile apps have no doubt made our lives easier. They’ve made transactions, entertainment, shopping etc a lot more convenient, with everything available at our fingertips. But a lot of them have some shortcomings. By following and implementing some online security measures, these can be combated to enhance the user’s experience.
Mobile app security can defend users from all sorts of cybercrime attacks like malware and spam. It focuses more on the software aspect of the applications and assesses the developed framework for security issues. While mobile apps are designed for helping businesses, mobile app security ensures the smooth running of these applications.
Apart from the security measure instilled by the developer, the end-users have to take necessary steps to ensure data security. People download several applications every day without worrying about their data. They either trust the app developers or might be ignorant about the data vulnerability involved. As a mobile phone user, how can you keep your phone safe from attacks? Here are a few steps to follow:
There is no doubt that the financial sector has the most to gain or lose out of cybercrime activity. So financial apps have to e built with data security of utmost priority. Yet, due to the complexity of these apps and a large number of users, these are still not tamper-proof. So what do you do with your banking apps? Here are some tips for safe usage of banking apps:
At Workin Geeks, our developers pay special attention to applying the best security measures to your mobile apps. We also provide ongoing support for delivering app updates. We use end-to-end encryption to ensure that the apps are safe from hacking. If you’re looking for a highly secure and well-designed mobile app, we’re here for you. Just send in your request and we’ll get back to you.