How to Prevent Frida Dynamic Injection in Android & iOS Apps
Learn to Prevent Frida Dynamic Injection in Mobile apps, in mobile CI/CD with a Data-Driven DevSecOps™ build system.
What is Frida Dynamic Injection?
Why Prevent Frida Dynamic Injection?
Preventing Frida dynamic injection is crucial for maintaining the integrity and security of applications. Given that Frida can inspect all actions taken by a user within an app and even alter its behavior, it presents a significant security risk. Malicious actors can exploit this technique to steal sensitive information, manipulate app functionalities, or introduce rogue behaviors. Frida, while a powerful tool for legitimate debugging and analysis, can also serve as a gateway for cyberattacks if left unchecked. Ensuring that applications are safeguarded against such dynamic injections is paramount to preserving user trust, protecting data, and ensuring that apps function as their developers intended.
Prevent Frida Dynamic Injection on Mobile apps using Appdome
On Appdome, follow these simple steps to create self-defending Mobile Apps that Prevent Frida Dynamic Injection 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
Prevent Frida Dynamic Injection Compatible With: Obj-C, C+, Java, JS, C#, C++, Swift, Kotlin, Flutter, React Native, Unity, Xamarin, and more
Build the feature: Prevent Frida Dynamic Injection.
Congratulations! The Prevent Frida Dynamic Injection protection is now added to the mobile app
Building Prevent Frida Dynamic Injection by using Appdome’s DEV-API:
Create and name the Fusion Set (security template) that will contain the Prevent Frida Dynamic Injection feature as shown below:
Follow the steps in Sections 2.2.1-2.2.2 of this article, Building the Prevent Frida Dynamic Injection feature via Appdome Console, to add the Prevent Frida Dynamic Injection 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 Prevent Frida Dynamic Injection feature
Note: Naming the Fusion Set to correspond to the protection(s) selected is for illustration purposes only (not required).
Building the Prevent Frida Dynamic Injection feature via Appdome Console
To build the Prevent Frida Dynamic Injection 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 Prevent Frida Dynamic Injection is enabled by default, as shown below.
Figure 3: Prevent Frida Dynamic Injection 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 Prevent Frida Dynamic Injection
Figure 4: Fusion Set that displays the newly added Prevent Frida Dynamic Injection protection
Click Build My App at the bottom of the Build Workflow (shown in Figure 3).
Certify the Prevent Frida Dynamic Injection feature in Mobile Apps.
After building Prevent Frida Dynamic Injection, Appdome generates a Certified Secure™ certificate to guarantee that the Prevent Frida Dynamic Injection protection has been added and is protecting the app. To verify that the Prevent Frida Dynamic Injection 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 Prevent Frida Dynamic Injection has been added to each Mobile app. Certified Secure provides instant and in-line DevSecOps compliance certification that Prevent Frida Dynamic Injection and other mobile app security features are in each build of the mobile app
Prerequisites to Using Prevent Frida Dynamic Injection:
To use Appdome’s mobile app security build system to Prevent Frida Dynamic Injection , you’ll need:
- Appdome account (create a free Appdome account here)
- A license for Prevent Frida Dynamic Injection
- 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 Prevent Frida Dynamic Injection. 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 Prevent Frida Dynamic Injection
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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