IT Firm, RIIS, LLC Recommends Adherence to Best Practices in Android Application Development

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RIIS urges Android application producers and developers to adhere to best practices in order to protect against the data risks of code decompilation.

RIIS, LLC, an IT consulting firm specializing in application development, urges Android application producers and developers to adhere to best practices in order to protect against code decompilation.

The practice of decompiling code is a long-standing issue for developers. In 2004, RIIS’s president, Godfrey Nolan, authored “Decompiling Java”, a book written to educate developers on how decompilation works so that they could better protect their intellectual property (IP).

The issue is once again noteworthy as Android applications rise in popularity. These applications are run client-side, which means that the actual code for the application is downloaded onto the user’s mobile device. If not properly protected, the code can be decompiled and potentially reveal usernames and passwords to back-end databases containing sensitive data.

Said RIIS president, Godfrey Nolan, “Many developers and many more companies who are in the process of building and launching applications don’t realize that without proper protection in place, someone could simply purchase their app, download the code onto their device and decompile the code to gain access to the company’s databases.”

RIIS is urging developers to take necessary measures, such as obfuscation and the encryption of login information, to safeguard their Android apps from the risks of decompilation.

RIIS, who offers consulting and custom code protection services, is eager to speak with developers and companies producing Android apps about the potential risks and how to protect their data.

About RIIS
RIIS is a growing IT consulting firm, specializing in business application software development. The company’s primary services include accelerated application development through visualization and automation for web and mobile technologies. RIIS serves businesses in the financial, automotive, telecommunications, and healthcare sectors, as well as government organizations. As an iRise® alliance partner, RIIS creates solutions simulated on the iRise platform before development, improving quality and speeding time-to-market. RIIS was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan.


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