How to Stop Click Bot attacks, Click Fraud on Android apps

Learn the 3 easy steps to Prevent App Click Bot attacks on Android apps. Prevent mobile ad fraud and click fraud.

What Are Click Bots?

Click bots are automated programs used to automate processes with malicious intent by sending touch events repeatedly.

Click fraud is a type of digital fraud that occurs in pay-per-click (PPC) online advertising. In this type of advertising, the owners of apps that post the ads are paid based on how many people click on the ads. Click bots are automated scripts, or computer programs that imitate a legitimate user, clicking on such an ad – usually to generate high volumes of artificial clicks, or for the purposes of diverting advertising revenue to cybercriminals.

How to Block Click Bots? 

Appdome is a no-code mobile app security platform designed to add security features, like Prevent App Click Bots to any Android app 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 advanced tools from hacking Android apps 

Appdome Prevent App Click Bots feature detects programs that actively insert fraudulent clicks while the app is running. Appdome click bot prevention can also detect if malicious click bot programs or apps are installed on a mobile device. Upon detecting click bots, 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.

3 Easy Steps to add Prevent App Click Bots in Android apps

 Please follow these 3 easy steps to Prevent App Click Bots    

  1. Upload an Android App to Appdome’s no code security platform (.apk or .aab)
  2. In the Build Tab, under Anti-Fraud, Select Mobile Fraud Prevention and Toggle on Prevent App Click Bots (shown below)
  3. Click Build My App

 

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Congratulations! The Android app is now protected against Click Bots.

Appdome’s no-code mobile app security platform offers mobile developers, DevSec and security professionals a convenient and reliable way to protect Android apps using Prevent App Click Bots. 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 Prevent App Click Bots

No Coding Dependency

Using Appdome, there are no development or coding prerequisites to build secured apps using Prevent App Click Bots to prevent mobile ad fraud, click fraud, and other forms of click based attacks. There is no SDK and no library to manually code or implement in the app. The Appdome technology adds the relevant standards, frameworks, stores, and logic to the app automatically, with no manual development work at all.

How to Sign & Publish Apps Secured with Click bot 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. 

Check out the Appdome’s Mobile Fraud Prevention solutions page.

 Request a demo at any time.

If you have any questions, please send them our way at support@appdome.com or via the chat window on the Appdome platform.

Thank you!

Thanks for visiting Appdome! Our mission is to secure every app on the planet by making mobile app security easy. We hope we’re living up to the mission with your project. If you don’t already have an account, you can sign up for free.

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