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Hacking Exposed Mobile Security Secrets & Solutions by Mike Price, John Steven, Scott Matsumoto, Swapnil Deshmukh, Sarath Geethakumar, Joel Scambray, Jason Rouse, Mike Stanfield, Neil Bergman

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CHAPTER 6MOBILE SERVICES AND MOBILE WEB

Mobile clients get all the attention nowadays—the dominant market share held by both Android and iOS devices is a testament to their current popularity. However, despite all the excitement on the client-side of mobile, vulnerabilities identified on the server-side often represent a higher business risk. Given a client-side SQL injection vulnerability in a mobile application, an attacker would usually have to target a specific client in order to extract the information stored in a SQLite database residing on a single mobile device, likely related to a single user, which may not contain much data of value if the application developers avoided storing sensitive data on the client-side. On the other hand, by ...

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