Cryptography plays a significant role in modern applications. Basic data encryption is now commonplace and many applications make use of cryptography to verify the integrity of data, authenticate external parties, and to establish secure communications.
When used correctly, cryptographic solutions can allow these operations to be performed with a high degree of confidence in the security that they provide.
However, almost all cryptographic operations rely on secrets, typically in the form of symmetric keys or private keys. If a hacker can gain access to these secrets, then the cryptographic operations that depend upon them immediately become insecure. With standard cryptographic solutions, this is a relatively trivial task for any attacker that has direct access to the application.
This is particularly true when Mobile devices have been jail-broken or rooted by their owners, but in reality, all devices can be compromised by hackers without the consent of their owners.
Data on mobile devices is particularly vulnerable. Hackers can easily compromise the device environment and applications in minutes, allowing them to steal users’ Personal Data credentials, leak data from Banking and Enterprise solutions and to make fraudulent payment transactions.
This is the reality that application developers face today.
More so than ever before, hackers are already on your devices and inside your applications. For cryptography to remain secure, cryptographic solutions must protect your secrets against direct attacks.
Learn how Inside Secure's Code Protection Tool can keep your wider application safe.