How to Block Overlay Attacks on Android apps?
Appdome is a no-code mobile app security platform designed to add security features, like Overlay Attack Prevention to any Android apps without coding. This KB shows mobile developers, DevSec and security professionals how to use Appdome’s simple ‘click to build’ user interface to quickly and easily prevent overlay attacks.
Appdome Block App Overlay Attacks feature detects if a malicious overlay screen is placed on top of the protected application’s screen. Upon detecting an overlay attack, the default action is for the app to exit/close after displaying a message to the user. Optionally, developers can instrument different enforcement/response actions by using Appdome Threat Events.
Appdome blocks Overlay attacks such as Anubis, BankBot, StrandHogg, BlackRock, Cloak&Dagger, Ghimob, Ginp, and MazarBot.
3 Easy Steps to Block App Overlay Attacks on Android Apps
Please follow these 3 easy steps to protect Android apps against Overlay Attacks
- Upload an Android App to Appdome’s no code security platform (.apk or .aab for Android)
- In the Build Tab, under Anti-Fraud Toggle on Block App Overlay Attacks (shown below)
- Click Build My App
Congratulations! The app is now protected against Overlay Attacks.
Appdome’s no-code mobile app security platform offers mobile developers, DevSec and security professionals a convenient and reliable way to protect Android apps against Overlay Attacks. 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.
Prerequisites to Block App Overlay Attacks
- Appdome account (If you don’t have an Appdome account, create a free Appdome account here)
- A license for Block App Overlay Attacks
- Mobile App (.apk or .aab for Android)
- Signing Credentials (e.g., signing certificates and provisioning profile)
No Coding Dependency
How to Sign & Publish Mobile Apps Secured with Overlay Attack 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:
- Signing Secure iOS and Android apps
- Customizing, Configuring & Branding Secure Mobile Apps
- Deploying/Publishing Secure mobile apps to Public or Private app stores
Or, see this quick reference Releasing Secured Android & iOS Apps built on Appdome.
How to Learn More
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If you have any questions, please send them our way at firstname.lastname@example.org or via the chat window on the Appdome platform.
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