Why Should Developers Block Magisk Manager to Protect Android Apps?
Well, all you need to do is have a short read of some of the posts from Magisk creator “topjohnwu” on this and many other threads to understand that Magisk is NOT a tool that you should take lightly. Bottom line, if someone other than the developer of an app is using Magisk on a rooted Android device that your app is also running on, your app is highly vulnerable to attack unless you have protections built into the app.
Appdome is a no-code mobile app security platform designed to add security features, like Block Magisk Manager 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 compromising Android apps.
Using Appdome, you can block Magisk, Magisk Manager, and Magisk Hide to protect mobile apps from being compromised by cybercriminals using the Magisk framework.
In addition, Appdome will Detect Advanced Malware Hiding using Appdome’s Malware Control detection to identify advanced Magisk hiding techniques such as socket and module hiding.
Appdome Anti-Reversing protection along with Anti-Tampering and Anti-Debugging defend any mobile app against tampering, malicious debugging. and reverse engineering, acting as a solid first line of defense. Appdome’s Block Magisk Manager is designed to complement, reinforce, and build upon these other features and defend against experienced cybercriminals using specialized tools.
3 Easy Steps to Block Magisk Manager Rooting and Root Hiding Framework
Please follow these 3 easy steps to protect Android apps against Magisk Manager
- Upload an Android App to Appdome’s no code security platform (.apk or .aab)
- In the Build Tab, under Anti-Fraud, select Mobile Malware Prevention and Toggle on Block Magisk Manager (shown below)
- Click Build My App
Congratulations! The Android app is now protected against Magisk Manager.
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 Block Magisk Manager. 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 Magisk Manager
Here’s what you need in order to build secured apps that can detect and Block Magisk Manager
- Appdome account (If you don’t have an Appdome account, create a free Appdome account here)
- Mobile App Binary
- A license to Block Magisk Manager
- Signing Credentials (e.g., signing certificates and provisioning profile)
No Coding Dependency
How to Sign & Publish Secured Mobile Apps Built on 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:
- 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.
More Mobile App Security Resources
Here are a few related resources:
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