Today, mobile apps are vulnerable to cyber security breaches and attacks. Follow these best practices during mobile app development
to make your mobile app hack-proof!
Ensure that your developers employ a high-level authentication while creating the mobile app such that the app only accepts alphanumeric passwords. Make it mandatory for users to change their passwords periodically. Also, encrypt your source code to make it hack-proof.
For apps containing sensitive information, like financial apps, healthcare apps, etc. employ biometric authentication techniques like retina scan or fingerprint validation. And, for storing sensitive data, employ either key chain or encrypted data containers. If you are using external servers instead of internal servers for storing sensitive data, employ advanced encryption standards (AES) to secure the data. Implement the auto-delete function to reduce the log; this way, data will be automatically deleted after a pre-defined period.
Protect the data within the sandbox environment by using SQLite Database Encryption techniques or file-level encryption across all those platforms that your app targets. Protect data in transit by using SSL or VPN Tunnel.
Use an HTTPS connection instead of an HTTP connection for data interactions happening between your app and the server. Use the latest encryption methodologies such as AES with 256-bit encryption & 512-bit encryption, and hashing methods like SHA-256.
An app requires requesting certain permissions to work smoothly. Make sure that you request only those permissions that are absolutely necessary and do not forget to eliminate the permissions that are not needed any longer. Also, thoroughly test your app before deploying it. For this, employ the approaches of threat modeling & manual penetration to identify any loopholes.