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Companies releasing mobile apps often see their mobile app deployed with a lot of security issues due to the rush to release, creating problems when security teams are forced to align time consuming testing with high frequency release cycles; this is where DevSecOps comes in. DecSecOps helps to bring mobile app security testing into the development…

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Wishbone data breach

It’s come to light that Wishbone, a mobile app popular with the millennial demographic, missed out backend and mobile app security testing after a data breach from August 2016  was reported that compromised 9.4 million records. On 115 March the records were added to “Have I been pwned?”, a website that lets anyone check whether…

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In early March, smart home accessories company Nest announced that it had added two-step authentication to its iOS and Android mobile apps, to help secure user accounts from intrusion after 2016 raised fears about about the need to do IoT and mobile app security testing. With an extra layer of security, malicious users will be…

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As digital payment apps take over after India’s demonetisation stopping hacking and transaction fraud has taken centre stage for the banks and financial institutions, showing the need for preventative security measures such as mobile app security testing. According to experts, mobile apps are a high risk for security breaches. When banks fail to guard against…

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Mobile app security testing research from Appthority shows that Uber if exposing sensitive personal and corporate data. The problems are to their approach to encryption, privacy policies, location tracking, and physical security exposures. The mobile app security testing research showed that Android app has increased the number of background services running from 0 in early…

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As the rush to release impacts businesses security risks are growing requiring collaboration between mobile app developers and operations teams to stop vulnerabilities with DevSecOps. Research from BMC/Forbes shows that 60 percent of executives see a division between their security and development teams, operating in ignorance of each other. Their aims, releasing mobile apps on time and…

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Client side security issues have the potential to lead to a product’s backend being compromised. 3% of the Android apps that we looked at contained secrets that exposed the backend infrastructure. We did research on 2,000 Android apps, just over 50 had app secrets that would lead to a complete backend breach. What are these…

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Mobile app security testing of Confide, the messaging app of choice for President Trump’s aides, has numerous vulnerabilities in it. Researchers from IOSActive report the security flaw’s to the developers of Confide, which advertises itself as an encrypted messaging app. After Confide patched the app, the researchers released the results of their mobile app security…

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In recent times, it has become increasingly difficult for financial institutions to protect themselves and their customers from financial frauds and to safeguard their critical information without mobile app security testing. Financial apps are being introduced to meet customer’s needs is at the same time as increases in cybercrime have put users more at risk…

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Apple users on the beta version of iOS 10.3 are reportedly getting push notifications from Apple to enable Two Factor Authentication for their Apple user IDs to help improve device and iOS app security. With version 10.3, it seems like Apple is now taking steps to encourage users to secure their devices as two factor…

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On 1st March, the much anticipated cyber security regulations were enforced for the financial sector in the state of New York, notable given the number of mobile banking apps that require mobile app security testing. According to security experts, these new regulations have set up a basic standard of security best practices and also recognise…

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