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.
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.
A keen focus on technology has helped fast casual company Sweetgreen expand across the nation. The company has plans to create a ‘food platform’ or integrated food system from supply chain all the way to delivery. Sweetgreen is but one example of mobile digital transformation that dramatically changes the way that companies interact with their customers, employees and partners. And attackers have taken notice of mobile.
What will 2020 hold for mobile application security? NowSecure predicts we’ll see an intensified focus on privacy, mobile DevSecOps gaining traction and ample activity around wearables and Internet of Things (IoT). Here are some of the mobile appsec trends and challenges that our experts anticipate we’ll see in 2020.
In the course of performing Android application security testing, I suspected that a library called libpac might be vulnerable to exploit. This vulnerability has been assigned CVE-2019-2205. Google deployed a fix and we recommend all users apply it to secure their devices against exploitation.