Mobile App Development
When it comes to security, sometimes the first thing that comes to mind isn’t your mobile app. But in today’s technological world, security of any kind, for any reason, is a good thing. Real estate professionals especially need to think about securing mobile devices, applications and the like to protect the privacy of their clients’ confidential information.
Here are four mobile app development security dangers to watch out for.
Data storage insecurities
Some real estate mobile app developers are making the mistake of creating their apps in a way where personal information can be stored, which then opens up the possibly of hacks and unsecured data. According to Informationweek.com, “Design apps in such a way that critical information such as passwords and credit card numbers do not reside directly on a device. If they do, they must be stored securely.”
Additionally, when considering the security of your app, both iPhone and Android operation systems require different considerations. “For iOS, passwords should be stored within an encrypted data section in the iOS keychain,” says Informationweek.com. “For Android, they should reside within encrypted storage in the internal app data directory, and the app should be marked to disallow backup.”
Weak server controls
Servers that an app is accessing (whether they’re your own or the servers of any third-party system your app may be accessing) should have security measures in place to prevent unauthorized users from accessing data. Weak server controls are becoming a problem for many real estate app developers.
In the real estate industry, privacy should be of the utmost importance to realtors. When clients download your app, they put their trust in you and your ability to protect their information from hackers. Per Informationweek.com, “Being able to personalize marketing offers to consumers is a key digital business goal. But it’s essential that this desire to gather personal data doesn’t compromise a consumer’s privacy.”
Using strong encryption
Some homebuyers may think that strong encryptions are just what the doctor ordered to secure their private information. However, this could be what opens your clients up to data theft. Informationweek.com says, “Many organizations make the mistake of using strong encryption algorithms, but implement their own keys and certificates in areas that are vulnerable to attackers.”
Trust in SnApp Real Estate
Here at SnApp Real Estate, we are an experienced real estate mobile app development company that promises to build you high performance, secure real estate mobile apps. You can trust that our apps will keep the most important information secure. With a SnApp mobile app, we can help you streamline your business and connect with clients easier.