How to Block Dynamic Hacking Tools

Last updated May 24, 2021 by Alan Bavosa

Learn the 3 easy steps to Block Dynamic Hacking Tools from being used maliciously for binary instrumentation, controlling and modifying iOS and Android apps during runtime. Automatically detect and block advanced debugging techniques and tools that leverage memory tracing, function hooking, and other advanced debugging techniques.

Why Should Developers Prevent Dynamic Hacking Tools? 

Cybercriminals often use debuggers to accomplish advanced techniques during the app’s runtime. Debuggers can be used maliciously by hackers in the following ways:

  1. To read and change data while the app is running.
  2. To attach to running processes and trace and modify application memory
  3. To change the application’s logic or control flows as it executes operations
  4. To bypass existing security protections (to disable tamper protection or to bypass a Root detection library)

Appdome Prevent Dynamic Hacking Tools feature uses multiple advanced detection techniques to prevent malicious use of the debugging tool, for example by forcing the debugger to terminate, or preventing the unwanted action in some other way. Appdome uses multiple detection mechanisms and techniques which are spread throughout the code and operate on different API layers to detect debugging attempts performed against the protected application.  Upon detecting dynamic hacking,  the default action is for the app to exit/close.

Appdome is a no-code mobile app security platform designed to add security features, like Prevent Dynamic Hacking Tools to any Android and iOS 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 the use of advanced debugging tools for to make unwanted modifications to mobile apps 

3 Easy Steps to Protect iOS and Android Apps against Dynamic Hacking Tools

 Please follow these 3 easy steps to Prevent Dynamic Hacking Tools in Android and iOS apps using Appdome.  

  1. Upload a mobile app to Appdome’s no code security platform (.apk, .aab or .ipa)
  2. In the Build Tab, under Anti-Fraud, Select Mobile Malware Prevention and Toggle on Prevent Dynamic Hacking Tools (shown below)
  3. Click Build My App


Congratulations! The app is now protected against Dynamic Hacking Tools.

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 against Dynamic Hacking Tools. 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.


No Coding Dependency

Using Appdome, there are no development or coding prerequisites to build secured iOS and Android apps. 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 secured mobile apps using Appdome 

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. 

How to Learn More

Here are a few related resources:

Block ADB

How to Block FRIDA Toolkits from Hacking iOS Apps

How to Block FRIDA Toolkits from Hacking Android Apps

How to Block Magisk Hide, Protect Android Apps From Root Hiding

Check out Appdome’s Mobile App Security Suite or request a demo at any time.

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