Mobile Application Security

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February 18, 2010


Electronic book text, 400 pages

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007163357X / 9780071633574

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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.

Table of contents

1 Mobile Application Security Overview
2 Android Security
3 Apple iPhone
4 Windows Mobile
5 Blackberry
6 J2ME
7 Symbian
8 Qualcomm BREW
9 WAP and Mobile HTML Security
10 Bluetooth Security
11 SMS, MMS and Radio Interface Security
12 Mobile Location Services (GPS)
13 Enterprise Security on the Mobile OS
14 Mobile Enterprise Mail Scenarios

Author comments

Himanshu Dwivedi is a founding partner of iSEC Partners, an information security organization. He is a co-author of Hacking Exposed: Web 2.0 and several other books.

Copyright 2014 McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings, LLC


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