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PhoneGap for Enterprise by Kerri Shotts

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Server-specific security precautions

Because very few apps are silos, we need to ensure that the backend is also secure using security best practices.

Securing your backend

It goes without saying that if your backend servers are vulnerable, your entire system is also vulnerable. This includes your app, the data it processes, and your infrastructure (one vulnerable server can often serve as a foothold for an invading attacker).

Although we can't cover every scenario, we can give a few guidelines:

  • Prevent root from logging in directly; require sudo from specific accounts in order to perform tasks requiring administrative privileges.
  • Create accounts for your specific applications and grant them only the rights they actually need to have (avoid programs ...

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