Mobile Application Security

Book Description

Secure today's mobile devices and applications

Implement a systematic approach to in your mobile application development with help from this practical guide. Featuring case studies, code examples, and best practices, Mobile Application Security details how to protect against vulnerabilities in the latest smartphone and PDA platforms. Maximize isolation, lockdown internal and removable storage, work with sandboxing and signing, and encrypt sensitive user information. Safeguards against viruses, worms, malware, and buffer overflow exploits are also covered in this comprehensive resource.

  • highly isolated, secure, and authenticated mobile applications
  • Use the Android emulator, debugger, and third-party security tools
  • Configure Apple iPhone to prevent overflow and SQL injection attacks
  • Employ private and public key on Windows Mobile devices
  • Enforce fine-grained security policies using the BlackBerry Enterprise
  • Plug holes in Java Mobile Edition, SymbianOS, and WebOS applications
  • Test for XSS, CSRF, HTTP redirects, and phishing attacks on WAP/Mobile HTML applications
  • Identify and eliminate threats from Bluetooth, SMS, and GPS services

Himanshu Dwivedi is a co-founder of iSEC Partners (, an information security firm specializing in application security. Chris Clark is a principal security consultant with iSEC Partners. David Thiel is a principal security consultant with iSEC Partners.

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