Nowadays we are putting a lot of trust in mobile apps in order to survive in a globalized society. We are even under a kind of peer pressure which madly drives us to use these new applications. One may even say that everyone does, so why shouldn't I! But what if the backend server leaks/discloses our confidential data (e.g. social security number, credentials, etc) and a malicious person takes advantage of it (which might even threaten our safety).
I'm wondering if there has been any research with respect to the safety and security issues of mobile apps and whether a technical solution exists. Can a third party guarantee the safety/security issues?