12 Sep, 2014

Swift.nV Tutorial Part I: Setup, Insecure Data Storage, and Unintended Data Leakage

by Seth Law

The vulnerabilities associated with mobile applications have been well documented over the last couple of years; and while developers are aware of the issues, new languages often introduce new ways of performing actions that expose old vulnerabilities.

This video explores Insecure Data Storage and Unintended Data Leakage, two common security mistakes in mobile applications. I use  Swift.nV, nVisium’s open source training tool, to examine these issues in Swift, Apple’s new programming language.

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Seth Law is the Director of Research & Development of nVisium and wrangles the internal and external research efforts to improve understanding of application security. He spends the majority of his time thinking up new ways to secure web and mobile applications, but has been known to code when the need arises.

For the past 12 years, Seth has been worked within multiple disciplines in the security field, from software development to network protection, both as a manager and individual contributor. During the last few years, Seth has honed his application security skills using offensive and defensive techniques, including tool development.