How to Detect Frida and Frida Methods in Android & iOS Apps
Learn to Detect Frida and Frida Methods in Mobile apps, in mobile CI/CD with a Data-Driven DevSecOps™ build system.
What is Frida?
Why Detect Frida and Its Methods in Mobile Apps?
By opting to detect Frida and Frida methods, developers can thwart cybercriminals who might employ custom Frida toolkits to exploit mobile apps, inject malicious code, or modify an app’s logic in hazardous ways. Detecting Frida methods is also crucial since a custom Frida toolkit can be used to reverse-engineer application functionalities and extract insights from undocumented APIs used by Android apps. By implementing detection mechanisms for Frida and its methods, mobile applications are protected from potential threats.
Detect Frida and Frida Methods on Mobile apps using Appdome
On Appdome, follow these simple steps to create self-defending Mobile Apps that Detect Frida and Frida Methods without an SDK or gateway:
Upload the Mobile App to Appdome.
Upload an app to Appdome’s Mobile App Security Build System
Upload Method: Appdome Console or DEV-API
Mobile App Formats: .ipa For iOS device or .apk or .aab
Detect Frida and Frida Methods Compatible With: Obj-C, C+, Java, JS, C#, C++, Swift, Kotlin, Flutter, React Native, Unity, Xamarin, and more
Build the feature: Detect Frida and Frida Methods.
Congratulations! The Detect Frida and Frida Methods protection is now added to the mobile app
Building Detect Frida and Frida Methods by using Appdome’s DEV-API:
Create and name the Fusion Set (security template) that will contain the Detect Frida and Frida Methods feature as shown below:
Follow the steps in Sections 2.2.1-2.2.2 of this article, Building the Detect Frida and Frida Methods feature via Appdome Console, to add the Detect Frida and Frida Methods feature to this Fusion Set.
Open the Fusion Set Detail Summary by clicking the “...” symbol on the far-right corner of the Fusion Set, as shown in Figure 1 above, and get the Fusion Set ID from the Fusion Set Detail Summary (as shown below):
Figure 2: Fusion Set Detail Summary
Note: Annotating the Fusion Set to identify the protection(s) selected is optional only (not mandatory).
Follow the instructions below to use the Fusion Set ID inside any standard mobile DevOps or CI/CD toolkit like Bitrise, App Center, Jenkins, Travis, Team City, Cirlce CI or other system:
Figure 1: Fusion Set that will contain the Detect Frida and Frida Methods feature
Note: Naming the Fusion Set to correspond to the protection(s) selected is for illustration purposes only (not required).
Building the Detect Frida and Frida Methods feature via Appdome Console
To build the Detect Frida and Frida Methods protection by using Appdome Console, follow the instructions below.
Where: Inside the Appdome Console, go to Build > Anti Fraud Tab > Mobile Malware Prevention section
How: Check whether Block Frida is toggled On (enabled), otherwise enable it . You can see that the feature Detect Frida and Frida Methods is enabled by default, as shown below.
Figure 3: Detect Frida and Frida Methods option
When you enable Block Frida you'll notice that your Fusion Set you created in step 2.1.1 now bears the icon of the protection category that contains Detect Frida and Frida Methods
Figure 4: Fusion Set that displays the newly added Detect Frida and Frida Methods protection
Click Build My App at the bottom of the Build Workflow (shown in Figure 3).
Certify the Detect Frida and Frida Methods feature in Mobile Apps.
After building Detect Frida and Frida Methods, Appdome generates a Certified Secure™ certificate to guarantee that the Detect Frida and Frida Methods protection has been added and is protecting the app. To verify that the Detect Frida and Frida Methods protection has been added to the mobile app, locate the protection in the Certified Secure™ certificate as shown below:
Figure 5: Certified Secure™ certificate
Each Certified Secure™ certificate provides DevOps and DevSecOps organizations the entire workflow summary, audit trail of each build, and proof of protection that Detect Frida and Frida Methods has been added to each Mobile app. Certified Secure provides instant and in-line DevSecOps compliance certification that Detect Frida and Frida Methods and other mobile app security features are in each build of the mobile app
Prerequisites to Using Detect Frida and Frida Methods:
To use Appdome’s mobile app security build system to Detect Frida and Frida Methods , you’ll need:
- Appdome account (create a free Appdome account here)
- A license for Detect Frida and Frida Methods
- Mobile App (.ipa For iOS device or .apk or .aab For Mobile)
- Signing Credentials (see Signing Secure Android apps and Signing Secure iOS apps)
Using Appdome, there are no development or coding prerequisites to build secured Mobile Apps by using Detect Frida and Frida Methods. There is no SDK and no library to code or implement in the app and no gateway to deploy in your network. All protections are built into each app and the resulting app is self-defending and self-protecting.
Releasing and Publishing Mobile Apps with Detect Frida and Frida Methods
After successfully securing your app by using Appdome, there are several available options to complete your project, depending on your app lifecycle or workflow. These include:
- Customizing, Configuring & Branding Secure Mobile Apps
- Deploying/Publishing Secure mobile apps to Public or Private app stores
- Releasing Secured Android & iOS Apps built on Appdome.
All apps protected by Appdome are fully compatible with any public app store, including Apple App Store, Google Play, Huawei App Gallery and more.
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If you have any questions, please send them our way at support.appdome.com or via the chat window on the Appdome platform.
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