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Sunday, November 3, 2013

How Application Security Works-You Need It

You might have come across a lot of app securities out there but you might not have known what they are all about. To make sense of an application type of security, understand that it makes the most of procedural methods, hardware and software to ensure applications have been protected from all kinds of external threats.

Apps Are Always At Risk

At one time, the issue of security was just something that came later in the process of software design. However, today it is a major concern especially as applications are being developed to be highly provided across various networks and in turn are very vulnerable to a huge number of security threats. Obviously, anything accessible to the internet for whatever reason, whether it is an app used in gathering information, sharing it or just a normal mobile phone or PC browsing the internet, it is possible for it to be hacked at any given time. Applications are immensely open to malicious damage and hacking; nothing one is really immune. With security measures inbuilt in various applications including security routines well applied, it is easier to ensure the likelihood of application manipulations through unauthorized code does not happen, which could see you losing sensitive data, having it deleted, modified, stolen or accessed.

Countermeasures In Application Security 

If an action is taken towards making sure application security remains safe, it’s termed as a countermeasure. A much basic countermeasure tool is a firewall in an application limiting files execution or conduct of data through a number of installed programs. A common hardware used in countermeasures is a router able to easily prevent your IP address perhaps of a specific mobile platform or PC from being seen directly on the web. Additional countermeasures include such applications as biometric systems of authentication, removal programs, spyware detection, antivirus programs, the decryption and encryption programs as well as the normal firewalls. 

Improving App Security

There are also different ways of ensuring application security has been enhanced. This can be rigorously done through the definition of enterprise assets, ascertaining the work of every app or what it can do as per these assets all in creating a worthy security profile befitting each of the applications, prioritizing and identifying specific threats while documenting a number of adverse events including actions incorporated in each of the cases. Such a process is defined as modeling of threats that seek to demystify threats and what is at stake and how.


In such a case, the menace can be defined as any actual or potential unfavorable event able to affect the assets any enterprise has that an application is being used to enhance and improve. Compromises also include malicious activities like an attack that denies a service from taking place, unplanned actions taking place such as the failure of a specific activity like restoration or booting and in some serious cases, the collapse of a storage device. Once an app’s abilities and shortcomings have been realized, it is very easy to improve its security and to know when it has been affected.

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Marie is a college graduate who is addicted to social networking and uses those platforms daily. She recently blogged on how she lost her access to gmail account and used this www.socialpasswordfinder.com to recover her lost password.

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