This knowledge base article describes 3 Easy Steps to Prevent Keyloggers in Android & iOS Apps to protect mobile privacy and ensure data loss prevention. No Code, Zero Dev, No SDK.
How to prevent keylogging in mobile apps? Let’s start with Keylogging. This term tends to be thrown around a lot here and there as an example for eavesdropping attacks. In a nutshell, keylogging means that some malicious party has taken over the keyboard component in a user’s device, and uses that to record the user’s keystrokes. This could happen in either of two methods:
In terms of risk management, the following actions can be taken:
This article will discuss the latter, i.e. how to pre-determine which keyboards can be used with your application. You can either disallow all non-OS official keyboards or allow a specific set of keyboards to be used with the application. How would that look? While using a fused application, stand on a text field and attempt to change the keyboard. You will be able to select the default keyboards and the ones you specified during fusion.
Preventing keyloggers is an essential part of a data loss prevention (DLP) strategy. Prevent keyloggers protects the user name, passwords and all other sensitive and valuable information that users type into apps.
Appdome is a no-code mobile app security platform designed to add security features, like keylogger prevention. This KB shows mobile developers, DevSec and security professionals how to use Appdome’s simple ‘click to build’ user interface to quickly and easily protect mobile privacy and ensure data loss prevention.
Please follow these 3 easy steps to prevent keyloggers from stealing sensitive data in Android and iOS apps.
Optionally, if there are keyboards you trust:
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Congratulations! You now have a secured mobile app that prevents keyloggers from stealing sensitive information entered by the mobile app user.
Appdome’s no-code mobile app security platform offers mobile developers, DevSec and security professionals a convenient and reliable way to protect Android and iOS apps with keylogging prevention. When a user clicks “Build My App,” Appdome leverages a microservice architecture filled with 1000s of security plugins, and an adaptive code generation engine that matches the correct required plugins to the development environment, frameworks, and methods in each app.
Here’s what you need to build secured apps with keylogging prevention
After successfully securing your app using Appdome, there are several available options to complete your project, depending on your app lifecycle or workflow. These include:
Or, see this quick reference Releasing Secured Android & iOS Apps built on Appdome.
Additionally, jailbreaking was mentioned at the beginning of this article as another context to prevent keylogging in mobile apps. To mitigate that you might want to check out Jailbreak Prevention as a means of mitigating keylogging.
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