Learn 3 easy steps to detect malware controls in Android applications to prevent mobile malware from performing malicious actions against apps and users.
Mobile malware is any malicious software designed to cause harm to a mobile application or exploit mobile users. Malware often involves trickery and unintended use (aka abuse) of legitimate functionality in order to gain additional capabilities, escalate privileges, or establish backdoors. For example, mobile malware may place modules on the SD card or in shared locations on the device so that it can inject those modules into apps. Sometimes malware tricks users into enabling permissions or OS features that the malware can then abuse (such as AccessbilityServices or Android Unknown Sources). Other times malware may open random sockets that can be used to communicate between malware modules or with a C&C system to receive updates or additional dropper payloads.
You can use Appdome Detect Malware Controls to defend Android applications against mobile malware.
Appdome’s Detect Malware Controls feature detects advanced techniques used by malware to hide itself and to enable the malware to communicate with Android applications.
When Appdome detects a threat related to Malware Controls, the application will exit/close in order to protect itself (as the default action). Alternatively, developers can use Appdome Threat Events to achieve different enforcement actions when Appdome detects a threat.
Using Threat Events, when a threat is detected by Appdome, instead of the app exiting/closing, Appdome will pass the event back to the mobile application to handle enforcement, according to the enforcement action that you select at the time you build/secure the app on Appdome.
Appdome Threat-Events use industry-standard notification methods to pass security events between Appdome’s detection layer back to the mobile application, informing the app anytime a malicious event is detected and passing along information related to the threat using a key-value pair format.
To start receiving Threat-Events for Detect Malware Controls, you need to register your app to listen for Appdome events using the following Threat Event names (key)
Threat Event Name for Detect Random Sockets: MalwareRandomSocketDetectedDetect
Threat Event Name for Detect Suspicious Modules: MalwareModuleDetected
Visit this Knowledge Base article for details on how to implement Threat Events in your mobile application, and to download the specific code that is relevant for your application’s development framework.
Please follow these 3 easy steps to add Appdome’s Detect Malware Controls feature to an Android app.
Congratulations! Your mobile application can now Detect Malware Controls in Android apps.
Here’s what you need to build secured apps with Appdome’s Detect Malware Controls feature
Using Appdome, there are no development or coding prerequisites to secure Android apps using Detect Malware Controls. There is no SDK and no library to manually code or implement in the app. The Appdome technology adds the relevant standards, frameworks, and logic to the app automatically, with no manual development work at all.
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.
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