User Interface is a complex aspect of the software development.
Added on - 18 Sep 2019
User Interface is a complex aspect of the software development. The appropriate user interfacerequires writing numerous codes and careful testing of each of them. User interface refers to theface from where the users interact with the machine. The interactions among the human and themachines are facilitated by the use of the user interface. The purpose of the interaction is toensure that the effective operation is carried out and the machine can be effectively controlledfrom the human end (Farrugia, 1997). There are various examples related to the user interfaceand one such interface example can be the operating system of the computer. In general thepurpose of the user interface designs is that to ensure that the interface is easy to use to theindividuals and it feels enjoyable in operating the machine. The lack of interesting usability andattractive interface is likely to scare the users from the mobile application. After theadvancement in the technologies, the user interface term has got little distorted. Now wheneverthe term user interface is spoken one clearly assume that the discussion is about the graphicaluser interface. The other form of interfaces such as the interfaces present in the industries andmachine management are now termed as human-machine interface.There are various security risks that have been identified in relation to the user interface.Mentioned below are some of the security risks that have been identified:There is the possibility that the permissions asked by the application from the user arequestionable. There are instances when the inappropriate permissions from the users scare theowners in installing the application. Asking for permissions is an important aspect in todays’legal scenario. However, allowing the application to ask unnecessary permission might raisesuspicion and the users might end up not using the app. This is the security risks at the end of theusers that the app might intervene unnecessarily in the users’ life.On the application side, the malicious functionality, UI impersonation, unauthorized dialing,automated system modification are some of the major security risks (Dwivedi, 2010).Again if the user side is concerned then it can be said that the presence of features more thanrequired within the application makes it less fun to enjoy and increases the clutter within theapplication (Ghosh and Swaminathan, 2001). The users are sometimes left in the situation ofanalysis and paralysis where they fail to decide which feature to use and which ones not to use.In these cases, the usability and usefulness of the application to the users decreases due to theinability to the users to understand the application.Apart from that, the security vulnerability from the application side is that the leakage ofsensitive data, unsafe storage of the users’ data, and transmission of data in open manner withoutproper encryption are the challenging aspect (Wasserman, 2010).Another challenging aspect is the development of the sign up screen that are less effective inpresenting what one can expect within the application (Ghosh and Swaminathan, 2001). The signup screen is the first thing that is seen by the users and the lack of good feel from the screen