How to Prevent Social Engineering Attacks in Android & iOS Apps

Last updated March 24, 2024 by Appdome

What is Social Engineering?

Social engineering represents a sophisticated spectrum of malicious activities aimed at manipulating individuals into divulging confidential information or performing actions that may compromise security. Unlike traditional cyberattacks that rely on technical vulnerabilities, social engineering exploits human psychology, leveraging trust and social norms to breach security protocols indirectly. The risk associated with social engineering lies in its stealth and deception; it preys on human judgment, often making it harder to detect and prevent than conventional cyber threats.

Appdome’s Approach to Combating Social Engineering

To combat the nuanced and evolving threats posed by social engineering, Appdome offers a comprehensive suite of protections designed to safeguard mobile applications from these insidious attacks. By integrating advanced security features, Appdome helps organizations protect their data and users from the detrimental effects of social engineering.

Prerequisites for using Appdome’s Social Engineering Prevention:

To use Appdome’s mobile app security build system for Social Engineering Prevention, you’ll need:

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Overview of Appdome Social Engineering Prevention Features

Vishing Fraud Prevention

The Vishing Fraud Prevention feature protects users by identifying and mitigating suspicious call activities associated with social engineering attempts, for example, an inbound phone session while logged in and using the protected mobile application.

Learn more about Vishing Fraud Prevention

Anti Remote Desktop Control

Anti Remote Desktop Control detects 3rd party applications that attempt to remotely control your protected application in an attempt to take over accounts and steal data.

Learn more about Anti Remote Desktop Control

Detect FaceID Bypass

When Appdome detects a deep fake face ID bypass attempt in apps utilizing the Android or iOS camera, it exits the mobile app and displays a notification message to the user informing them of the detected threat.

Learn more about Detect FaceID Bypass

Detect SIM Swap

SIM swaps occur when attackers switch the SIM or eSIM associated with the victim’s phone number to a mobile device controlled by the attacker, usually using deceit and trickery. The Detect SIM Swap feature detects the presence of a SIM swap within a mobile application and sends a threat event notification to the app developer. This early detection is fundamental in enabling a prompt response to potential security breaches.

Learn more about Detect SIM Swap

Google Play Signature Validation

Google Play Signature Validation validates that apps signed for the Google Play Store cannot be distributed through any other app store.

Learn more about Google Play Signature Validation

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