Posts tagged Backgrounding
Every time security of apps comes up in any conversation it turns out a lot of people are unaware of this being an issue at all. Simple things like the screenshot iOS takes every time your app gets backgrounded are not the common knowledge I expected it to be by now. In this blog post I wanted to share a few things I learned during a course by Ken van Wyk.
First of all, a must have is Macroplants iExporer. This will let you browse any connected iDevice, including some of the data that gets stored within the apps on the device. Using this tool to have a look at the apps your have built will show you what data is easily accessible for anyone who can hookup the device to their computer. (Spoiler: Even locked and password protected devices can be browsed through iExplorer). Download it here and use it to your advantage.
A lot of these security ‘issues’ have everything to do with knowing the platform you are building for. Take for example the backgrounding issue mentioned earlier. As it turns out, iOS will take a screenshot of your app every time it is sent to the background. This screenshot is later used to make your iPhone look a bit quicker when you open your app again, while the More >