Mobile applications are increasingly becoming ubiquitous for organizations around the globe. While they create tremendous opportunities for businesses to stay connected with their customers and employees, mobile apps also pose a severe threat to data security and privacy.

A study revealed that 71% of fraud transactions originated from mobile apps or browsers, a 16% rise from the previous year.

Security and privacy are at the forefront of mobile application development, regardless if it’s safeguarding end-users’ personal data or protecting a company’s corporate data. This highlights the need to have a robust security model in place to secure your mobile apps.

There are plenty of mobile app security vulnerabilities that exist today. From injection attacks to insecure data storage and more, attackers are leveraging the latest technologies to target vulnerable users and conduct data breaches.

To give you a better understanding of the different mobile app security vulnerabilities, here is an infographic that outlines the top 4 security vulnerabilities and how to mitigate them.

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Author Bio – Aaron Cure

Aaron Cure is the Principal Security Consultant at Cypress Data Defense and an instructor and
contributing author for the Dev544 Secure Coding in .NET course.
After 10 years in the U.S. Army, I decided to switch my focus to developing security tools and performing secure code reviews, penetration testing, static source code analysis, and security research.