DataStore: Security

In Early September 2020 Google released the first Alpha of a new Jetpack library named DataStore. DataStore is a replacement for SharedPreferences. While there are some similarities to SharedPreferences, DataStore offers far greater flexibility. In this series of posts we’ll take a detailed look at this new library.

Certificate Pinning – Part 3

Recently at Mobiconf in Krak贸w I saw Marcos Placona give an excellent talk about making apps more secure. One of the subjects that he covered was that of certificate pinning which can really help to secure your API calls to your server. In this short series we’ll take a look at what certificate pinning is,…

Certificate Pinning – Part 2

Recently at Mobiconf in Krak贸w I saw Marcos Placona give an excellent talk about making apps more secure. One of the subjects that he covered was that of certificate pinning which can really help to secure your API calls to your server. In this short series we’ll take a look at what certificate pinning is,…

Certificate Pinning – Part 1

Recently at Mobiconf in Krak贸w I saw Marcos Placona give an excellent talk about making apps more secure. One of the subjects that he covered was that of certificate pinning which can really help to secure your API calls to your server. In this short series we’ll take a look at what certificate pinning is,…

User Identity – Part 3

Sometimes it is necessary to validate a user’s identity in order to provide access to sensitive information within an app. The traditional mechanism of a username and password has always been rather clunky on mobile because of small screens and soft keyboards. However with the arrival of hardware such as fingerprint scanners arriving on devices,…

User Identity – Part 2

Sometimes it is necessary to validate a user’s identity in order to provide access to sensitive information within an app. The traditional mechanism of a username and password has always been rather clunky on mobile because of small screens and soft keyboards. However with the arrival of hardware such as fingerprint scanners arriving on devices,…

User Identity – Part 1

Sometimes it is necessary to validate a user’s identity in order to provide access to sensitive information within an app. The traditional mechanism of a username and password has always been rather clunky on mobile because of small screens and soft keyboards. However with the arrival of hardware such as fingerprint scanners arriving on devices,…