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The Security Of Your Mobile Apps

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The recent claims by US researchers that they have been able to hack into Gmail accounts with a 92 percent success rate makes one wonder - How Secure are the Mobile Apps?
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28895304

This is not the first time that data from a mobile app was compromised. A study done in 2013 looked at 230 top apps from third-party sites outside of the Apple App Store and Google Pay marketplaces, including the top 100 paid apps on Android and iOS. Among the paid apps, the study found 92% of the iOS apps had been hacked, compared with 100% on the Google Android platform.
However, only 40% of the popular free iOS apps had been hacked, rising to 80% for free apps on the Android platform.
So what should you as a Mobile App Development firm do to make sure that your apps are secure?

The best option is to hire a Security Testing of a Security consultant and get your mobile apps tested. However, you need to make sure they perform mobile application penetration testing as per OWA…

Wear Your Creative Hat While Testing

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Dictionary meaning of CREATIVE is " involving the use of the imagination or original ideas to create something " and Out of Box thinking means " thinking that moves away in diverging directions so as to involve a variety of aspects " . The idea of this blog is not to explain the literal meanings of these 2 words but to express the importance and significance of these in world of Software Testing.
Both words are associated with each other but while doing " Testing" maximum QA professionals forget the implementation of these words in there regular tasks. Effective software testing requires Out of box thinking / Creativity , Methodical Hard work, Knack to find defects and Passion for TESTING. So here we talk about Creativity while testing.
If we test the software in the same way or same approach we will start getting less defects and in return gets less motivated to test the system. That is the reason we should always take one step back or two steps forward…