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Is online application testing for smartphones different from other software testing?

Cross-platform application testing has many gray areas especially when it comes to smartphone testing. Our expert explains the differences and similarities for cross-platform testing.

My company is planning to make our e-commerce-based site fully available to smartphone users. Since we have no experience with smartphone testing and security where should we begin?

The same Web security rules apply regardless of the client being used. The good news is that exploitation via phone...

is not quite as easy or convenient. The bad news is that the mobile-centric pages are still accessible to everyone on the Web. The best recommendation is to find and fix the flaws in your existing code before your port it over to the mobile world. For those who've already gone mobile be sure to include the mobile code in your security testing. Even though it may look the same there could be some nuances that lead to security flaws.

Here are some articles I can recommend for testing rich internet applications, Web 2.0 and other online security concerns:

This was last published in October 2009

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