Mobile Application Security

Mobile Application Security

by Chris ClarkDavid Thiel and Himanshu Dwivedi
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date: 18/02/2010

Secure today's mobile devices and applications

Implement a systematic approach to security 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.

  • 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

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.

Computer networking & communications
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
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McGraw-Hill Education
Chris Clark

Chris Clark graduated from the Royal Military College 1972 and served in the Australian Army Intelligence Corps until 1979. Following this he worked in the Departments of Defence, Foreign Affairs, and Prime Minister and Cabinet.

After writing commissioned histories for six years, during which time he completed a PhD at the Australian Defence Force Academy, he worked at the Australian National University and the Australian War Memorial.

From 2004, until he retired nine years later, he was RAAF Historian and Head of the Office of Air Force History. He has written extensively on aspects of Australian defence over many years in a variety of publications as sole author, contributor and editor.

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