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Learning MIT App Inventor: A Hands-On Guide to Building Your Own Android Apps by Mark Sherman, Derek Walter

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Security and Privacy

TinyWebDB is inherently insecure. It does not require a password to access, which means that anyone in the world can access it. This is a feature, in that it is easy to get a demonstration app running with a simple shared database. However, any data that you put in a TinyWebDB—even if you create your own service—can possibly be read by anyone. Do not put any sensitive information into TinyWebDB, even for a moment. Data that is not “sensitive” is data that you—and your users—wouldn’t mind seeing printed on a billboard by the highway. Anything in TinyWebDB is potentially public. Additionally, anyone can call the erase command in TinyWebDB because that command does not require a password, either. Do not use TinyWebDB for data ...

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