No code Malicious Proxy Prevention for iOS and Android apps

This Knowledge Base article provides step by step instructions to use  Appdome to provide instant protection against malicious proxies for all your Android and iOS – without writing a line of code.

We hope you find it useful and enjoy using Appdome!

What is a Malicious Proxy and How do Hackers use Proxies?

Protecting mobile apps against malicious proxies is a critical cyber-defense strategy. Malicious proxies are often used in mobile MiTM attacks, target the connection between a mobile app and the server it connects to. Hackers attach proxies to insecure network or wifi connections to hijack a user’s TLS session so they can route the traffic through their own servers for malicious purposes.

Blocking Malicious Proxies Using Appdome

Using Appdome, there are no development or coding prerequisites. Users simply upload an Android or iOS app, select  Trusted Session Inspection, and click “Build My App”. There is no requirement to use a VPN, proxy, or software-specific detection mechanisms inside the app. The Appdome technology adds malicious proxy prevention and relevant standards, frameworks to the app automatically, with no manual development work at all.

Trusted Session Inspection is part of the Appdome Mobile Security Suite. It ensures that all mobile sessions, connections, and certificates are valid and trusted at all times. Appdome’s malicious proxy protection works by detecting if a session is intercepted by an unauthorized or unknown party and redirected to a proxy.  This feature, alone or in combination with others, is a great way to detect and prevent Man-in-the-Middle attacks and other session hijacking techniques.

You can also combine multiple features or services in a single Fusion Set and integrate them all to your app in minutes. For example, you can combine Data at Rest (DAR) encryption, MitM attack prevention, and malicious proxy prevention (among countless other combinations) for a layered security approach.

Appdome is a no-code mobile integration platform as a service (iPaaS), supporting a wide variety of implementations for Android and iOS apps easily. Using a simple ‘click to add’ user interface, Appdome allows anyone to implement malicious proxy prevention to any mobile app – in seconds, no code or coding required.

Prerequisites for No-Code Malicious Proxy Prevention using Appdome

 How to implement Malicious Proxy Prevention on Appdome

Follow these step-by-step instructions to add Trusted Session to any mobile app in seconds. When you add  Appdome “Trusted Session” to a mobile app, Malicious Proxy Protection is enabled automatically.

Upload a Mobile App to Your Account

Please follow these steps to add a mobile app to your Appdome account.

If you don’t have an Appdome account, click here to create an account.

From the Build tab, Select Trusted Session

Select the Build Tab

Under the Build tab, Select the Security category

From within the Security category:

  1. Click  Secure Communication to expand it
  2. Enable or toggle “ON” Trusted Session
  3. Click Build My App

Appdomes makes blocking MiTM attacks and Malicious Proxies easy

The technology behind Build My App has two major elements – (1) a microservice architecture filled with 1000s of code sets needed for mobile integrations, and (2) an adaptive code generation engine that can recognize the development environment, frameworks and methods in each app and match the app to the relevant code-sets needed to add Trusted Session functionality to the mobile app in seconds.

Congratulations! When Appdome’s technology completes your mobile integration project (usually in about 30 seconds), you’ll see the below notification. Your mobile app is now Built (ie: fully integrated).

appdome fusion success message

What to do After I Build My App?

After you successfully Build an app, you need to sign the app in order to deploy it. You can also brand or customize a Built app on Appdome. Read this Knowledge Base article to learn what to do after you successfully build an app. It explains both optional steps and required steps. 

How Do I Learn More?

For more information about Appdome Trusted Session, visit this KB article.

To zoom out on this protecting against mobile MiTM attacks, visit Appdome for  Mobile App Security on our website.

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!

Thanks for visiting Appdome! Our mission is to make mobile integration easy. We hope we’re living up to the mission with your project.If you don’t already have an account, you can sign up for free. 

Alan Bavosa

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