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Infographic: The Top 5 Mobile App Security Issues and How Developers Can Avoid Them

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Amy Schurr

Content Marketing Director
Amy Schurr is content marketing director for NowSecure. A former B2B journalist, she has spent her career covering technology and how it enables organizations.

Nobody wants to develop insecure mobile apps, but mistakes can happen when people move quickly to meet a release timeline. Just look at the headlines about security and privacy breaches suffered by leading companies and NowSecure benchmarking that reveals security and privacy risks.

Mobile app developers can take a few steps to improve code quality. First, they should become familiar with the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Mobile Security Project resources such as the Mobile Top 10 and Mobile Application Verification Standards (MASVS). In addition, they can upskill with mobile application security courses and adopt secure coding best practices. And finally, they should continuously test apps in the dev toolchain with  automated mobile application security testing.

As one of the few mobile application security companies specifically dedicated to mobile, NowSecure experts have performed thousands of mobile application penetration tests. What follows are the five most common security and privacy issues our team encounters along with advice for how mobile app developers can avoid making them.

Top 5 Mobile App Security Issues