How to Prevent Frida Toolkits from Hacking Android Apps

Frida is a dynamic code instrumentation toolkit. It lets any malicious user to inject snippets of JavaScript or their code library into native apps on Windows, macOS, GNU/Linux, iOS, Android, and QNX. As a result, hackers can inject their own scripts into black box processes, hook any function, spy on crypto APIs or trace private application code. This knowledge base article describes 3 easy steps to prevent Frida Toolkits from hacking Android apps.

Here at Appdome, we know about the hard work and longs hours you invested in your app.  Your mobile app is the summation of all of your work, design, testing, re-testing, customer feedback and more. In fact, you have created the best app you can. So why would you let someone to hack to your app, trace its execution and basically change it as they see fit.

With Appdome, you can automatically detects and blocks Frida based toolkits from reverse-engineering and instrumenting your application’s UI and logical flow. Along with Appdome Root prevention, it protects any mobile app from been tampered by Frida.

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

What Does Prevent Frida Toolkits from Hacking Android Apps Protect?

Appdome is a no-code mobile app security platform designed to add security features, like Friday protection. 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 hacking Android apps 

Appdome’s Prevent Frida Toolkits detects and blocks the Frida tools from running on your app. This service makes sure no one can modify your app and steal your thunder.

Appdome Anti-Reversing protection along with Anti-Tampering and Anti-Debugging defend any mobile app from being tampered and debugged by malicious attackers. With Appdome’s Prevent Frida Toolkits, Appdome hardens this defense and prevents Frida’s dynamic binary instrumentation.

3 Easy Steps to Prevent Frida Toolkits from Hacking Android Apps

Please follow these 3 easy steps to prevent Frida Toolkits from hacking Android apps.

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

step by step instructions to block frida toolkits on Appdome

Congratulations! You now have a secured mobile app that blocks Frida Toolkits.

Appdome’s no-code mobile app security platform offers mobile developers, DevSec and security professionals a convenient and reliable way to protect Android apps with Frida prevention. 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 Frida Toolkits from Hacking Android Apps

Here’s what you need to build secured apps with Frida prevention

No Coding Dependency

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

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