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Report Identifies Top Mobile Development Security Mistakes

Thursday Jul 20th 2017 by Developer.com Staff

Android and iOS apps have different types of vulnerabilities.

The 12th annual "WhiteHat Security Application Security Statistics Report" has found that 26 percent of mobile apps studied have a security vulnerability. Of those, 90 percent of Android apps have the same bug: setting the "allowBackup" flags to "true." The second most common bug for Android apps was a lack of source code obfuscation.

For iOS apps, the most common vulnerability was setting cookies without a "Secure" flag. Other common security mistakes included setting cookies without an "HTTPOnly" flag or failing to encrypt sensitive data in transit.

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