AS HACKERS BECOME increasingly adept at targeting smartphones, app security has become a pressing issue. Attackers can exploit vulnerabilities in mobile software to spy on users, grab their data, or even steal their money. In response, security companies are increasingly touting a feature called "application shielding," a process that obfuscates an application's binary code, ostensibly making it harder for hackers to reverse-engineer.


By George Platsis

It’s not outrageous to suggest that you might be reading this on a mobile device. Nor is it outrageous to think that most people use a mobile device for the majority of their reading these days. I’m even writing this on a mobile device. So for those not following along, at this point, mobile security is really just security. There really isn’t any difference anymore.