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Why Do You Need to Secure Your JavaScript Application?

Hybrid apps offer lucrative business model and faster time-to-market, from financial services to gaming to digital media. However code running in the WebView is more difficult to secure due to lack of security features in the Web control. JavaScript is a very dynamic language that allows one to easily add/inject code to intercept the execution of genuine application at runtime and modify it for nefarious activities. Payment forms used on both web and mobile, in the form of e-commerce APIs, are vulnerable to reverse engineering & tampering attacks and may be used as attack gateway to expose applications and data on back-end. In addition to hybrid apps, JavaScript running in various other environments including IoT applications, and servers, is extremely vulnerable and low hanging fruit for hackers.

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