Third-Party Code, and Storing Data

The following is an excerpt taken from the article, “Developing a Mobile App? Follow These 12 Tips for Protecting and Securing User Data .” For more information please visit www.sba.gov.

Developing a Mobile App?

Exercise caution and use due diligence on libraries and other third-party code

tablet_man_istockThird-party libraries can save time, but keep your ear to the ground. Does the library or SDK have known security vulnerabilities?

Consider protecting data you store on a user’s device

If a user’s device becomes infected by a virus or malware, or they lose their device, think of ways you can help them protect any personal information that your app handles. Encryption is one option. Some platforms have their own storage schemes for protecting sensitive user data such as passwords and keys – use them.

Protect your servers, too

If you maintain a server that communicates with your app, take appropriate security measures to protect it. If you rely on a commercial cloud provider, understand the divisions of responsibility for securing and updating software on the server.

 

 

 

 

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