Android Security: 5 Ways To Secure Next Android App

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5 ways to secure next Android app released today by Armor for Android.

While you don’t have complete control over the client environment, you do have control over your server environment.

Android security has become a hot button issue among Android users and developers alike. While the Android platform does offer significantly more freedom when compared to iOS, BlackBerry and Microsoft operating systems, this freedom has a trade off; Android devices and applications have often been seen as far less secure than other options. For this reason, Android developers need to take special precautions when securing their applications.

Android developers need to protect both themselves and their users. The two major security issues for Android developers involve securing the application itself and keeping user data secure. Securing the application itself is mostly a precaution against pirating; while you may not feel as though your application is at risk, pirating does tend to be more prevalent in the Android community than the iOS community. The application also needs to be secured against modification and it needs to keep your user’s data safe; otherwise, you could put others at risk. Luckily, securing an Android application is not as difficult as it may first seem; as long as you are conscientious about your work and implement the required sanity checks throughout, you should be able to minimize your overall risk.

“While you don’t have complete control over the client environment, you do have control over your server environment,” explains research expert from Armor for Android. “For that reason, you should perform all of your sanity checks on the server side rather than through your application, and anything that is checked on client-side should be checked again on server-side.”

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