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Mobile App Development: 5 Worst Security Dangers

Address these areas when building apps -- or brace yourself for a PR and liability nightmare should an attacker find and exploit a flaw.

Data collection is a popular function in both platform-specific and browser-based apps, according to a recent InformationWeek mobile application development survey. Better make sure you secure those forms.
Data collection is a popular function in both platform-specific and browser-based apps, according to a recent InformationWeek mobile application development survey. Better make sure you secure those forms.

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hnrindani
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hnrindani,
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9/27/2016 | 7:22:37 AM
Encryption is the Key
For security of enterprise mobility or in that case for any mobile application, data encryption is the key. 

If data encryption is a part of your enterprise mobile strategy – that is if all corporate data is saved separately within a device's workspace controlled by the IT department, then the IT department can effectively manage the entire encryption process, eliminating hassles for users; thus empowering your enterprise to secure date even when a device is stolen and does not have a password.

If the workspace is secured, as soon the user uses an app outside the workspace, the encrypted applications lock automatically.

Explore a few interesting ways by which you can secure enterprise app cygnet-infotech.com/blog/seven-security-must-haves-for-your-enterprise-mobile-strategy
BobH088
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4/18/2014 | 9:52:25 PM
security solution
One of the most common causes of data getting in the wrong hands is the loss of mobile devices that often contain a frightening amount of private information. I want to share a protection option that worked for me. Tracer tags (mystufflostandfound.com) let someone who finds your lost stuff contact you directly without exposing your private information. I use them on almost everything I take when I travel like my phone, passport and luggage after one of the tags was responsible for getting my lost laptop returned to me in Rome one time.
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