Effective Ways To Circumvent Android App Data Leakage

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On October 25, 2017
Last modified:November 21, 2017

Summary:

Featured with over 3.3 million apps in the Google Play Store, the Android market is gaining momentum by providing unlimited opportunities. As Google Play Store doesn’t stringently evaluate the apps with respect to security as seen in Apple App Store, the likelihood of a malicious Android app being approved is more.

 

With the manipulation of mobile apps to finish any task, the app developer should be associated with regards to the security of the app.

Mobile app developers find latest data protection methodologies. But it should be noted that not all give importance to the low profile elements. In such a case, the article will throw insight related to data leakage and measures to tackle them.

 

Usage Encryption Keys

Data processing is important as it features speedy processing and instant availability of data. However, it is associated with confidential information which has to be fortified. Typical data leaks are associated with undermining the security-related tp the same. Encrypting keys find their use over here.

The keys are commonly saved onto the device and the encryption keys are saved as a basic text. In the event the malicious intruders are able to avail it, the then the public key is exposed for them and they can decipher the database. The venture is very much simple as well.

 

Manipulation of KeyStore is effective and it is a class for saving and manipulating encryption keys integrated with the highly secured algorithms and logic.

If all the encryption keys are manipulated properly then the data processing rate and performance are enhanced.

 

Manipulation of KeyStore is effective and it is a class for saving and manipulating encryption keys integrated with the highly secured algorithms and logic.

If all the encryption keys are manipulated properly then the data processing rate and performance are enhanced.

 

Implement HTTPs

Typically the HTTP protocol is manipulated for data transfer between an app and a server and it is not encrypted. Hence the encrypted version namely HTTPS is manipulated. It has its association with TLS/ SSL asymmetric cryptography and serves to boost the security.

 

To facilitate the same, the server must be able to manage HTTPs connection. On implementation, the client has to send a request with the address starting with https protocol. A handshake related to encryption is done.

 
HTTPs connection serves to offer protection especially when being exposed to a man-in-the-middle attack.

Related to this, the developer can integrate a certificate in the code so that the app can validate it. Subsequently, the app will be shared with a response from a server associated with a given certificate.

 

 

Prevent Data Caching

There are bound to be events where the user unknowingly pasted the password onto the login bar or shared it as a private message.This is prevalent due to data caching which comprises of User’s dictionaries and Clipboard. The former recommends words related to the user’s previous word choice and the latter permits sharing data between mobile apps by transitorily storing it onto the system memory.

 

This serves to boost the user experience. This is the reason as to why app developers feature them in the Android App development although it is associated with risk. All the data is stored without segmented. Hence, the confidential data is saved as text in both the dictionary and clipboard. The password is exposed where if the user avails some app and the keyboard servers to replace the data with the password and the user clicks okay.

 

This can be circumvented by the implementation of the related input types and this serves to tackle auto-caching and prohibits the copying the data with the clipboard.

 

Application Logs

Android app development is also associated with Logs. Such logs benefit the developers where it serves to scrutinize the algorithm performance related to data processing. This throws light on whether the process is correct and the outcomes are as expected. However, they are also associated with confidential data like passwords. In the event the device features an outdated OS version which is lesser than Android 4.2, then the details are exposed to the other apps in the device. Hence, the Android apps should not integrate such logs even in spite of their advantages.

 

Conclusion

Data breach is not confined with the aforementioned factors. Featured are several other factors and hence there should be considerable insight related to all the prevalent issues and correspondingly, appropriate measures have to be taken to lower the probability of data breaches and leaks.

 

Author Bio : Pyramidion Solutions is one of the prominent iOS Application development companies in Canada which encompasses a team of well experienced iPhone application developers who manipulate the latest technologies added with proficiency to develop powerful iOS apps for the various iPhones and the iPads.