Why Mobile Apps Need Stronger Passwords Than Desktop Ones?

by Nataliia Vasylyna | August 15, 2014 10:00 am

Everybody who deals with applications knows that one of commonly used ways of data protection is a password. It is applied in all the software products requiring authorization. Every new user must make up and enter a unique login and password.

Different applications have different requirements to logins and passwords. More and more programs begin to utilize the user e-mail address as login, because it is unique. Requirements to a password are certain range of numbers and types of symbols.

Password is one of the simplest and oldest ways of protecting data, but mobile application testing desktop testing and web site testing prove that it remains effective and usable.

Experts in mobile testing claim that reliable and complex passwords should almost always be in mobile software products.

The reason is that tablets and smartphones are smaller than personal computers.

So, Mobile Devices Can Easily Be:

If the user personal data are not protected with a password, or it is easily to guess the combination of login and password, the account can be broken in when the device gets into the hands of people with evil intentions.

That is why a software testing company always asks its testers to verify the procedure of logging into the tested software thoroughly. Works of that kind are often done by means of automated testing.

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