+1 (512) 588 6950

Flutter Programming and Security Vulnerabilities

Home/Flutter Programming and Securi...
Flutter Programming and Security Vulnerabilities

In this article, I will be telling you about Flutter programming language and security vulnerabilities. Flutter is an open-source mobile application development framework created by Google. It is used to build natively compiled applications for mobile, web, and desktop from a single codebase.

As with any software, it is important to keep Flutter up to date in order to address any security vulnerabilities that may be discovered. The Flutter team regularly releases updates that include security fixes, so it is recommended to regularly update to the latest version of Flutter.

There are several steps that developers can take to ensure the security of their Flutter applications:

  1. Use secure network connections: Use HTTPS for network connections to protect against man-in-the-middle attacks.
  2. Store sensitive data securely: Use secure storage mechanisms, such as the Flutter Secure Storage plugin, to store sensitive data like passwords and access tokens.
  3. Use secure authentication: Implement secure authentication mechanisms, such as OAuth, to protect against unauthorized access to the application.
  4. Use secure data transmission: Use encryption to protect data transmitted between the application and the server.
  5. Regularly update dependencies: Keep dependencies, such as packages and plugins, up to date in order to take advantage of any security fixes that may have been released.

Use secure network connections:

To use HTTPS for network connections in a Flutter application, you can use the http package and specify the https scheme in the URL:

import 'package:http/http.dart' as http;

String url = ‘’;

http.Response response = await http.get(url);
if (response.statusCode == 200) {
// Handle successful response
} else {
// Handle error


Store sensitive data securely:

To store sensitive data like passwords and access tokens securely in a Flutter application, you can use the flutter_secure_storage package:

import 'package:flutter_secure_storage/flutter_secure_storage.dart';

final storage = new FlutterSecureStorage();

// Store a value
await storage.write(key: ‘password’, value: ‘my_password’);

// Read a value
String password = await ‘password’);

// Delete a value
await storage.delete(key: ‘password’);


Use secure authentication:

To implement OAuth in a Flutter application, you can use the flutter_oauth package:

import 'package:flutter_oauth/flutter_oauth.dart';

final OAuth oauth = new OAuth();

// Get a request token
String requestToken = await oauth.getRequestToken();

// Get an access token
String accessToken = await oauth.getAccessToken(requestToken);

// Use the access token to authenticate API requests


Use secure data transmission:

To encrypt data transmitted between the application and the server, you can use a package like pointycastle:

import 'package:pointycastle/pointycastle.dart';

// Generate a key pair
final keyPair = new KeyPair.generateKeyPair(new RSAKeyGenerator().parameters);

// Encrypt the data
final plainText = ‘Hello, world!’;
final cipher = new RSAEngine()
..init(true, PublicKeyParameter(keyPair.public));
final encrypted = cipher.process(plainText.codeUnits);

// Decrypt the data
final decipher = new RSAEngine()
..init(false, PrivateKeyParameter(keyPair.private));
final decrypted = decipher.process(encrypted);

print(String.fromCharCodes(decrypted)); // prints “Hello, world!”


In addition, we recommend that you review the security issues in the OWASP Top and SANS Top 25 lists.

Captain Jack Sparrow — Pirates of the Caribbean

In this article, I told you about the flutter programming language and security vulnerabilities, see you in my next article, take care of yourself.

Leave a Reply