O'Reilly logo

Android Application Security Essentials by Pragati Ogal Rai

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 7. Securing Application Data

An application developer's credibility depends on how securely they handle their user's data. It is always prudent to not store huge amounts of user data on the device. It not only eats up memory but is a huge security risk as well. However, there are use cases where applications need to share data, cache application preferences, and store data on the device. This data could be private to the application or shared with other applications. An example of such data could be the user's preferred language or book category. This kind of data is kept by the application to enhance the user experience. It is useful within the application itself and is not shared with other applications. An example of shared data could ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required