Mobile devices are becoming more and more popular among Internet users as they are easier to access on the go than laptops and PCs and provide almost the same level of functionality. According to Statista
, in 2020, 218 billion mobile apps were downloaded compared with 204 billion a year earlier.
Furthermore, the frequency and intensity of cyber attacks have increased
over the last decade, and especially since the outbreak of the COVID-19 as the world’s dependence on the Internet and information technologies is unprecedented. Many governments have recently reported a growth in cyber threats. For example, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) claims that it receives between 3,000 and 4,000 complaints per day, and the European Union (EU) asks for joint actions with the Member States as EU cybersecurity is “at risk from hackers.” United Nations officials have also warned that “cybercrime is on the rise.”
On the other hand, the cybersecurity infrastructure in many countries is not strong enough. According to the International Telecommunication Union
, nearly 90 governments are still only at the early stages of making commitments to defending users’ data from malicious attacks.
Internet crime issues could result in huge losses for businesses, both financial and reputational. That’s why company owners and developers worldwide have to strengthen their security infrastructure by enhancing protection strategies and investing in advanced information technologies.According to the OWASP
, insufficient logging is one of the top 10 critical security risks to web applications, as it allows hackers to further attack systems, access, extract or destroy data. And it usually takes over 200 days to detect such breaches. As a result, it is becoming increasingly important to use stronger authentication. A large part of this depends on the app’s end users, but as a developer, you can provide them with various protection solutions. One of them is two-factor authentication. So, let’s study this in detail.