How to Protect Your App from Security Threats?

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The smart phone is one of the greatest inventions of science and technology as it has immensely benefitted us in connecting with people in the nick of time. It has helped us to get entertained in the best possible way and have taken steps so that you can get over your boredom easily by using apps. Mobile apps can be easily termed off as the power house of a smartphone, as because the popularity and sell of a smart phone depends a lot on its ability to support new age mobile apps and run them smoothly. In this write up you will see the probable ways to protect your app from security threats.


How to Protect Your App from Security Threats?


Try not to give out too much information

There are mobile apps which you will find in the play store which will ask too much of your personal information. You might find the first look and the review of the app interesting and go on providing the developer with ample information. This is a situation where you should restrict yourself. Providing too much personal information to developers might result in hacking. Try to stay away from apps which require and demands loads of your personal information to run.


Safe and Secure Payment modes

No matter what OS your smart phone supports, you will find that there are certain apps in your play store which doesn’t come for free. You need to pay a certain amount through online paying channels to avail and enjoy those apps. There is though no harm in downloading those apps, but before that do have a clear picture about the security level of the payment channels. These online payment mediums sometimes tends to be full of forgery and your hard earned money might be going down somewhere else other than booking the app. On a further note, in these cases hackers do have a chance to get access to your banks details and account number and drain out money from your account in an illegal manner. Beware of this fact and before making any online app purchase, check out the validity and the authenticity of the payment medium.


The correct language

When a mobile app gets designed, app developers have got to make it sure that they use the correct computer language and code to develop the app. There might be issues while the app is designed which leads the developer to fins off with the task in a hasty manner. This leaves behind a loop hole for hackers who can easily hack the app and introduce viral threats to it. As because mobile apps are mostly compatible with smart phones which takes a pocket pinch to grab, you will not like it getting affected by viruses. Thus in order to combat it developers should take the initiative to make it sure that an app is developed by using the correct language.


The “accept the term” clause

Almost in every mobile app development you will find that there is a section which will display a comparatively large write up for you to read. Those write ups contains the rules, regulations, terms and conditions of the app. But in most cases as we lack time or is too much obsessed and curios with using the app, we tend to overlook the lines and directly hit the “accept’’ button and starts the download. Now it is very much important to read those terms and conditions as it contains all the pros and cons of using the app. Do make it a point to read every bit of it every time you think of downloading any app.


Protect the device beforehand

As we all know now that if we use a smart phone we would be most likely suing apps too which comes with gateways for hackers. Thus you need to do your part at first to discard any such chances where hackers might get an access to your telecommunication gadget. There are various smart phone anti-virus schemes available in the market and also on the internet. Do have a check at few of them and select a popular one and install it in your phone. This will somewhat combat cyber threat possibilities.


Clean browsing history and cache

A very important point which you can keep in mind in order to combat these kind of viral threats are that you should always clear the browsing data and the cache of your smart phones. The history and the browsing data is the gate way by which hackers can get access to your phone through the downloaded apps. Also remember to log out from an app when you are done using it. Never minimize the app or shut down the phone without logging out. This measure can minimize this threat of viral attack in your phone to a huge extent.

Mobile app developers generally try to put up a pretty good job in designing apps which will come to great help. Though sometimes loopholes are created unintentionally and sometimes they are made in purpose. As we all are more or less dependent on mobile apps, some way or the other we will take its benefit. In the above paragraphs you saw the different steps which you might probably take to repel chances of viral attack on mobile app. These are the basic norms if kept in mind will give a tension free app usage session.

The concept working behind smart phone app development is a noble one and professionals across the world are trying their level best to come out with smart phone supportive virtual platforms which would help us to a great extent. There are numerous ways in which we get benefited from mobile apps. Following few simple steps and being a bit more cautious will discard any chance of nuisance activities related to mobile app usage. There is no harm in slowing down things in order to ensure safety for you as per mobile app related activities are concerned.

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Gagandeep Sethi

Project Manager

With an ability to learn and apply, passion for coding and development, Gagandeep Sethi has made his way from a trainee to Tech Lead at Promatics. He stands at the forefront of the fatest moving technology industry trend: hybrid mobility solutions. He has good understanding of analyzing technical needs of clients and proposing the best solutions. Having demonstrated experience in building hybroid apps using Phonegap and Ionic, his work is well appreciated by his clients. Gagandeep holds master’s degree in Computer Application. When he is not at work, he loves to listen to music and hang out with friends.

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