Hands On Mobile API Security: Get Rid of Client Secrets

Hands On Mobile API Security: Get Rid of Client Secrets

API keys and other secrets poorly hidden inside mobile apps are a common source of mobile insecurity. You can do much better. In this tutorial, you will work with a simple photo client which uses an API key to access the NASA picture of the day service. An API Proxy introduced between your client

Hands On Mobile API Security: Pinning Client Connections

The Hands On Mobile API Security: Get Rid of Client Secrets tutorial demonstrates how to improve mobile app security by removing vulnerable API secrets from mobile apps. In the tutorial, you work with a simple photo client which requires an API key to access NASA’s picture of the day service. An API Proxy, introduced between your client and the picture service, removes the need for storing and protecting …

GitHub – approov/hands-on-api-proxy

Hands On Mobile API Security: Get Rid of Client Secrets Introduce an API Key Proxy to Improve Mobile Security. API keys and other secrets poorly hidden inside mobile apps are a common source of mobile insecurity. You can do better. In this tutorial, you will work with a simple photo client which uses an API key to access the NASA picture of the day service.

Repost: Mobile API Security Techniques, Part 2 API Tokens

Repost: Mobile API Security Techniques, Part 2 API Tokens, Oautp, and Disappearing Secrets August 25, 2017 ~ Warren LaFrance Take a look at Hands On Mobile API Security: Get Rid of Client Secrets.

How to Prevent Decompile? – AppyBuilder

Introduce an API Key Proxy to Improve Mobile Security Reading time: 18 min read and here, explaining why you simply can’t store “secrets” inside of a client app, period.

Hands On Mobile API Security – Using a Proxy to Protect

By introducing an API key proxy server between the client app and its 3rd party services, we can remove the API keys from an insecure mobile client and place them on a more secure proxy server. We also add an attestation service to establish trust between client and the new proxy server.

Is an API password safe in a mobile application

The most common flow, authorization code grant, uses both client auth (think API key) and user auth. If you only want client auth, you could use a simpler client credentials flow. AppAuth is an OAuth framework available for iOS and Android.

Anything stored on a user device should be assumed readable by that user. This is regardless of whether its stored in file storage, OS registry, compiled code or even just kept in RAM. It also makes no difference whether the application is a mobile app, desktop application or web app (for data available on the client).5It is fair to say that any secret stored in a client app is vulnerable. Secrets stored in manifests or embedded in code are quite easy to extract. Obfuscation and app hardening can make this more difficult. Storing secrets in secure files or keystores is better but still never completely secure. If the secret is valuable enough, it can be stolen.1

HANDS ON MOBILE API SECURITY – blog.approov.io

API keys and other secrets poorly hidden inside mobile apps are a common source of mobile insecurity. You can do much better . In this tutorial, you will work with a simple photo client which uses an API key to access the NASA picture of the day service .

LF_APIStrat17_OWASP’s Latest Category: API Underprotection

LF_APIStrat17_OWASP’s Latest Category: API Underprotection 1. API Underprotection Skip Hovsmith, CriticalBlue 31 October 2017 2.

Keeping data safe in Android • r/androiddev – reddit

Access control is the real solution. If they get your google maps key, they can make requests for google maps data, big deal. If they get your facebook key, they can’t do anything, because to use the graph api on facebook’s website, you need more than just the key, you also need your facebook account to have access to the app related to said key.

Andrei Verdes – Medium

Hands On Mobile API Security: Get Rid of Client Secrets Skip Hovsmith