Handbook of Mobile Application Development: A Guide to Selecting the Right Engineering and Quality Features

Security: Does Mobile Application Protect Against Unwanted Usage?

Author(s): Mohamed Sarrab, Hafedh Al-Shihi and Naveen Safia

Pp: 49-57 (9)

DOI: 10.2174/9789814998246121010008

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This chapter focuses on the security of a mobile application as one of the main qualitative characteristics. The chapter emphasizes the authentication process in the mobile application and explores the authorization mechanism used for a mobile application. It also discusses the users' and applications' information privacy and mainly focuses on mobile application security holes. Finally, it discusses the potential risks of how the personal information of users is treated.

Keywords: Application Information Privacy, Application Security Holes, Authorization Mechanisms, Authentication Process, Mobile Application, Potential Risks, Qualitative Characteristics, Secrecy, Security, User Privacy.

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