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Mobile Application Security

Mobile Application Security

SKU: 3713
Authors: Himanshu Dwivedi, Chris Clark , David Thiel
Publishers: McGraw-Hill Osborne
Format: Softcover
ISBN13: 9780071633567
Pages: 432
Published: 01 Feb 2010
Availability: In Stock
A guide to securing mobile devices and the applications on them.
Price: $46.85


A guide to mobile device security and securing the applications on them - buy today!

This guide details how to secure mobile devices and the software on them against potential threats. This guide is as much for developers as it is for information security managers, it shows these two different groups how to build secure applications as well as how to improve security on mobile devices.

Mobile Application Security details how to protect against vulnerabilities in the latest smartphone and PDA platforms. Maximise isolation, lock down 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.

With this book you'll learn how to:

  • Design highly isolated, secure, and authenticated mobile applications
  • Use the Google Android emulator, debugger, and third-party security tools
  • Configure Apple iPhone APIs to prevent overflow and SQL injection attacks
  • Employ private and public key cryptography on Windows Mobile devices
  • Enforce fine-grained security policies using the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
  • 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

Key Features and Benefits:

  • A guide to writing secure applications for mobile devices, this guide covers all the key points on how to design and build secure mobile applications. Create robust and secure application using the information in this title.
  • Will also be of use to those that are managing mobile devices for an organisation, it shows them how to lock down devices against attack.
  • Written by experts that specialize in mobile application security, they know the critical information that needs to be covered. This means this book is very practical.

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