What is an Applications (APPs) vulnerability?

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Applications

Application (APPs) vulnerability is a security breach of an application and if a hacker comes to know about that security gap they can get all the sensitive data about that user. And now we live in the information age where data is in fact extremely important. We have to understand the importance of data. Most of us use Facebook application. Imagine one gets all your sensitive data like any picture, likes, comment, video, DOB, email ID. It means one have all the information about that person and can misuse very badly which is a really horrible situation.
One more example will help us to understand the importance of security in a better way for
online purchase. There are so many applications Like Amazon, flip card. If a hacker
found any security breach they can get users card details because many of the e-commerce App use to store certain kind of details. That’s the main reason companies like Facebook, Amazon, Uber encourage techies, hackers to find security bugs in their App so that they can avoid any such happening.
Top reason for mobile vulnerability
1: Saving the user data inappropriately.

Sometimes a developer saves data in Application class or shared preference that one can easily get by rooting a device. While an API call also we send username and password as a request. If someone can get that detail via log can have an access to that application.

Sometimes a developer saves data in Application class or shared preference that one can easily get by rooting a device. While an API call also we send username and password as a request. If someone can get that detail via the log, he can have an access to that application.
2: Lack of Encryption.
If Encryption is not used properly for sensitive data it also will consider as the Application
vulnerability.there are many Encryption techniques like SHA-1, RSA algorithms
The hope is that mobile application developers will use common encryption frameworks to
protect users’ data, but nothing is guaranteed. And it is almost impossible to find out those details without transparency from the app developer or a full analysis of the app.
3: Installation of untrusted Applications.
User approval is required before any app can access other data or apps on an Android device so that before installing any applications check the number of the downloads read feedback on play store and then only install on your smartphone. Don’t install any porn related Application. That applications can get your personal data from phone and upload to their server.

 

So it’s highly important from consumer side to watch out for the various things he/she installs in his mobile and the details he puts on an alien website.

 

Be SAFE and be SECURE.