How to Prevent Cheat Engines from Hacking Android & iOS Apps

This Knowledge Base article describes 3 Easy Steps to Prevent Cheat Engines from Hacking Android & iOS Apps. Stop cheat engines from hacking mobile games. No Code, Zero Dev, No SDK.

What Does Prevent Cheat Engines from Hacking Android & iOS Apps Protect?

An application is a masterpiece. It is the summation of all of your hard work, design, testing, re-testing, customer feedback and more. You have created the best app you can, and now, someone can take it, run a debugger or cheat engine, or activate ptrace hook, trace its execution of a target process, monitor ‘watch points’, and basically change it as they see fit.
Hackers all around the world try to hack almost any mobile game application to get hold of unlimited gold, coins, gems, etc. Sounds horrible right? Many apps today are tampered with, re-packaged, re-distributed, and modified at will by malicious parties looking to either re-use your unique advantage or harvest your users’ data by providing them with fake applications that look like yours.

Appdome’s Block Common Cheat Engines automatically detects and blocks common cheat engines that leverage memory tracing techniques from modifying your application.

Appdome is a no-code mobile app security platform designed to add security features, like preventing cheat engines. This KB shows mobile developers, DevSec and security professionals how to use Appdome’s simple ‘click to build’ user interface to quickly and easily stop cheat engines from hacking mobile games.

Block Common Cheat Engines prevents malicious users from running ptrace against the fused app processes and preventing debuggers and malicious software from attaching it.

Appdome Anti-Reversing protection along with Anti-Tampering and Anti-Debugging defend any mobile app from being tampered and debugged by malicious attackers. Together with Appdome’s Block Common Cheat Engines, Appdome hardens this defense and prevents any cheats engine (or Cheat Engine app) and debuggers from running on the protected app and modifying its memory.

We hope you find this knowledge base useful and enjoy using Appdome!

3 Easy Steps to Prevent Cheat Engines from Hacking Android & iOS Apps

Please follow these 3 easy steps to prevent cheat engines.

  1. Upload an Android or iOS App to Appdome’s no code security platform (.apk, .aab, or .ipa)
  2. In the Build Tab, under Security, Select Prevent Hacking Tools and Toggle On Block Common Cheat Engines (shown below)
  3. Click Build My App

appdome block common cheat engines protection

Congratulations! You now have a secured mobile app that blocks common cheat engines.

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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 with cheat engine protection. 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 for Preventing Cheat Engines from Hacking Android & iOS Apps

Here’s what you need to build secured apps with cheat engine protection

No Coding Dependency

Using Appdome, there are no development or coding prerequisites to build secured apps with cheat engine protection. 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 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 

Or, see this quick reference Releasing Secured Android & iOS Apps built on Appdome. 

More Mobile App Security Resources

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

If you have any questions, please send them our way at support@appdome.com or via the chat window on the Appdome platform.

Thank you!

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