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JSSEC releases English version of
Android Application Secure Design/Secure Coding Guidebook 
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Japan Smartphone Security Association
Tokyo, Japan, 31 July 2014

Today, the Secure Coding Group (led by Masaru Matsunami) of the Japan Smartphone Security Association (JSSEC; Chairman: Hiroshi Yasuda) is releasing an English version of Android Application Secure Design/Secure Coding Guidebook [1 July 2014 Edition], to become the revised version was published in 1 May 2014.

 

Revised of the Guide

Add the following two items in this guide.

Revised content
  1.  Dealing with privacy information
    How to get consent and the idea of ​​dealing with privacy information on a smartphone
  1.  Using encryption technology
    Encryption and complex(realization of confidentiality) in Android Application, handling of message authentication code/digital signature

 

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications advocated “Smartphone Privacy Initiative” and “Smartphone Privacy InitiativeⅡ”(SPI*), as well as the proper handling user information, Applications that take advantage of the user information of smartphone within used as privacy policy information about the purpose and method of use it seeks to demystify to person.

“Dealing with privacy information” on, incorporates a privacy policy that was created along the SPI, it has provided sample code and rules for obtaining consent for the use of user information at the right time and methods.

 

Further, in the field of security software, you can use the encryption technology to protect the assets of the application or user from threats such as eavesdropping and tampering of a malicious third party. Cipher various functions are provided for Android OS, you can use the encryption technology to protect the assets in the Android applications.

“Using encryption technology” in, we have classified the encryption technology to be utilized in accordance with the purpose referred to as “you want to protect what assets from threats.” We also provides sample code and rules for determining the type of encryption key to be selected in each of cryptography, such as encryption method and length.

About the Guide

The guide describes a methodology for design and development of Android applications that maximizes application security. It’s designed specifically to be used by developers in real-world application development environments. Each chapter includes a sample code section that provides examples of secure coding practices for busy developers, a rulebook section that explains the thinking behind the code examples, and advanced sections that delve deeper into selected security topics.

Features of the Guide
  • The guide is written from the developer’s point of view to be usable to working coders.
  • The included sample code can both act as a guide to development and be included in commercial products under the Apache License, Version 2.0.
  • The continued sharing of the most up-to-date security practices is central to the philosophy of the guide. The content will be updated regularly.
Benefits of the Guide
  • Learn how to avoid and eliminate security vulnerabilities.
  • Gain a deep understanding of little-known Android security mechanisms.
  • Use as a guide to both reviewing existing code and planning future projects.

For more details, view the guide at:
https://www.jssec.org/dl/android_securecoding_en.pdf

The guide will appear at Kindle Store shortly.

 


*SPI of Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

“Smartphone Privacy Initiative”

http://www.soumu.go.jp/main_content/000171225.pdf (Japanese)

“Smartphone Privacy InitiativeⅡ”

http://www.soumu.go.jp/main_content/000236366.pdf (Japanese)

 


About the Japan Smartphone Security Association
The Japan Smartphone Security Association, established in May of 2011, encourages the growing popularity of smartphones and tablets in business by addressing a wide variety of security issues and disseminating educational security information to a range of audiences.

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