When you own a website or an app , the very first things that comes in your mind is how secured is the user data . The more you concern about data security , the better you will be able to provide product or services thereby growing your traffic and conversion rate .
Any company storing user information must be concern about data security not being leaked or hacked . In this concern any mobile app development company have to concern a bit more about this as mobile app developers stores data in database which makes repository one stop for hackers .
Encryption is the best tool in order to protect any data from getting leaked . The data leak is a big big concern taking place in the world . The world has opened their eyes on 5th April , 2018 when Facebook has faced biggest data leaks . Personal information of as many as 87 million people has been explored to world .
After many data leaks outcome , developers have only option to build stronger perimeter to protect a data , otherwise you must store a data that is not useful for anyone while accessing it .
Mobile devices always asks for user information , and that is the reason finding the right data security measure is necessary to store information .Most mobile devices upload the information to cloud server as soon as they get the data from the user , thus sending it to the more secured cloud server and leaving the physical device .
But always keep in mind , don’t store all piece of information on the cloud , as this also opens doors for the hackers to get useful information . Developer is the right person to decide which information is necessary and to be stores in the online server and which information is irrelevant for hackers and can be stores locally .
Also encryption or scramble of data is also a good strategy for data protection , thus making readability of data difficult , but useful for those who are working on the same .
Some of the techniques for database protection are :
- Consider using SHA-3 option : Many developers know this technique of using cryptographic hash functionality to scramble password .
- Scrambling everything is not necessary : Scramble of all the data is useless . Usually name , email and password should be scramble .
So the best way out of data leaks is to scramble data before it leaves the mobile , and the centrally stores cloud server will have access to information and will protect almost all information form leaking .
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