Mobile app traffic outpaces web traffic and offers an essential way of engaging with customers. However, companies put themselves and their customers at risk when they don’t invest enough time and money guarding against mobile app security and privacy vulnerabilities. Organizations can cost effectively manage risk across the entire mobile app portfolio by deploying automated mobile app security testing software.
With the Android 11 preview beta being released last month, you may be scratching your head asking, “What did I miss in Android 10?” Developers will face a Nov. 2 deadline to update their mobile apps to accommodate a target SDK of Android API level 29 or higher. The addition of Scoped Storage ushers in noteworthy changes to external storage, otherwise known as public storage, SD card, shared storage, or emulated storage.
Mobile app security is critical to daily operations as remote work becomes the new reality. NowSecure tested the mobile app security and privacy of 25 mobile apps on iOS and Android platforms. See which mobile apps are the safest for remote workforce security.
In accordance with our Pandemic Plan, NowSecure is taking proactive steps to help ensure the health and safety of our personnel, customers and partners while maintaining continuity of our business operations. We are very focused on serving and supporting our customers through these challenging times. As companies move to remote work, mobile app security and privacy is now more important than ever. The attackers will not stop due to COVID-19 and sadly will attempt to exploit the situation.
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) took effect on Jan. 1, 2020, and is currently the toughest, most comprehensive privacy law in the United States. It has also spawned state privacy laws and proposed legislation. Given the level of personal data that mobile apps collect, store and transmit, companies must ensure their apps safeguard sensitive information and comply with CCPA and other relevant privacy laws.
Reverse engineering refers to the process of taking something apart to see how it works. The NowSecure Services team frequently performs reverse engineering on mobile apps to uncover security vulnerabilities and privacy flaws. This tutorial will help you master the basics of analyzing an Android app and knowing what to look for.