A Brief Guide on
Mobile Application Security

According to a statistic recently released by Statista, a German company largely specialized in market and consumer data, around 6.37 billion people use smartphones worldwide. So, it roughly translates to around 80% of people using smartphones.

One of the main reasons people rely on smartphones over laptops or desktops is that they are handy, easy to carry and enable them to carry out most of the functions possible with laptops or desktops. Everything can be easily done through a mobile phone, from checking messages, watching the news, bank transactions, and online shopping. 

Yes, you need to download an application for every task. Your mobile phone contains all the important data you, your financial information, personal information and so on. Hence, if it falls into the wrong hands, it could be harmful to you. In comparison between iOS and Android, iOS phones are much safer than Android phones. Want to know more about difference between Android and iOS? Read this article.

What is Mobile Application Security?

Mobile app security is the process of securing all the applications in your mobile phones from getting exposed to malware and other threats that could expose your sensitive information to hackers and adversaries.

The emergence of mobile phones and mobile applications has become immensely critical to safeguarding your mobile phones. A simple breach can give hackers an entry into your phone, which could lead to possible data theft or installation of malware or virus in your mobile phones. Hackers also can gain total access to your mobile phones without your knowing.

Mobile App Security Best Practices

Following the best practices outlined below will ensure that your mobile apps are risk-free, and you can stay relaxed that your apps won’t disclose any sensitive information to anyone. It is the responsibility of the mobile application developers to carry out all the quality assurance testing for security to ensure the safety of the application. Check out how we do quality assurance testing for softwares and mobile apps.

Avoid Unsecured wi-fi

One of the biggest threats to your mobile application security is using your mobile phones at unsecured wi-fi networks like coffee shops, malls and bookstores. Hackers can easily access your mobile phone through these unverified and unsecured networks to access sensitive information from your mobile phone.

Uninstall Unsecured Apps

Apart from Google Play Store or Apple App Store, some people also download apps from other third-party websites. When you download apps from Google or Apple App Store, you can trust these apps to some extent. But with third-party websites, there is no guarantee for protection, and you can unknowingly install a malicious app on your mobile phone and become the next target for cybercriminals.

Regular Updates

Experts recommend smartphone users keep their phones updated regularly. Mobile phone manufacturers and mobile app development company release update regularly for performance improvements, new features and bug fixes. Hence, it is important to keep your phone and apps updated regularly.


Hope the above article has provided you with all the information about the importance of mobile app security and the best practices you need to follow to keep your mobile phone safe and secure.

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