SQLCipher library, which is a third party open source library for SQLite that is again a very frequently used local storage for CoreData.
SQLCipher library provides 256-bit AES encryption; it is great, except this one small problem – it takes a lot of memory space, therefore slowing down the application’s performance by a bit.
There are certain rules and regulations that are set by the platform, as well as whichever industry the app belongs to.
For example, healthcare and banking are such industries that would without a question; require detailed information about a person.
An app that represents a hospital or a bank, hence, could put the said person in a great deal of danger if the sensitive data about him was to run loose.
For mobile app developers today, to ensure safe and secure communication between a client and the server, to strictly adhere to the platform as well as the industry guidelines, is a thing of paramount importance.
So as to not let any data or the process of exchange/ transfer of data be vulnerable to any cyber threat, you should always set up TLS/SSL. Upon it, you can add an additional level of security, in case the data is encrypted prior to sending it via TLS.
One of the most popular ways to market these days is for the companies to retrieve some of the messages, in order to get a better idea about what their target audience is like as well as what they like.
These companies then, won’t indulge in end-to-end encryption, as that would mean even if they do intercept, they would get the message in a scrambled state (encrypted), and so never be able to decipher it.
It could hurt their marketing campaign, it could have them look for options other than checking the personal messages of people, but the special algorithm to induce end-to-end encryption would ensure better security of their application.
To say that it’s a challenge for mobile app developers as well every mobile application development company out there, to live up to the expectations of the client company and the end users, in terms of outstanding performance, creative output, and robust security of an app – is an understatement.
But, understatement or not, it is the truth of today; and for an app to do well without creating a catastrophe, it is a necessity as well.