Cyber Threats and Appdome Solutions

Protect Your Mobile Apps
Against Mobile Malware

Mobile malware takes many different forms and serves many purposes for fraudsters, hackers, cheaters, and other cyber-criminals. There’s ad fraud and click fraud which use automated click bots to imitate human actions for the purpose of stealing ad revenue and cheating in mobile games. There’s remote access trojans (RATs), which cyber-criminals embed inside clones and fake copies of legitimate apps, and use phishing and social engineering to trick mobile users into installing.

Once installed, these malicious apps can be controlled by attackers remotely,

record or inject keystrokes, monitor user activity, or trigger screen overlay attacks at the right time. There’s also ransomware and crypto-mining malware that allow attackers to extort large sums of money or covertly execute calculations on a victim’s device to generate cryptocurrency fraudulently, and much more. 

Learn how to prevent your mobile business against all forms of mobile malware without code changes or SDKs. 

Appdome Threat Prevention

Protect Your Mobile Apps
Against Mobile Malware

Mobile malware takes many different forms and serves many purposes for fraudsters, hackers, cheaters, and other cyber-criminals. There’s ad fraud and click fraud which use automated click bots to imitate human actions for the purpose of stealing ad revenue and cheating in mobile games. There’s remote access trojans (RATs), which cyber-criminals embed inside clones and fake copies of legitimate apps, and use phishing and social engineering to trick mobile users into installing.

Once installed, these malicious apps can be controlled by attackers remotely,

record or inject keystrokes, monitor user activity, or trigger screen overlay attacks at the right time. There’s also ransomware and crypto-mining malware that allow attackers to extort large sums of money or covertly execute calculations on a victim’s device to generate cryptocurrency fraudulently, and much more. 

Learn how to prevent your mobile business against all forms of mobile malware without code changes or SDKs. 

Top Threats Resulting From Mobile Malware

Dynamic Code Injection To Modify App Behavior

Cyber-criminals use dynamic instrumentation toolkits, like Frida to attach to running processes, hook into iOS and Android applications remotely, and dynamically inject code into memory during runtime, allowing attackers to alter an app’s behavior, functionality, logic and state – all while the app is running. 

Root Cloaking and Detection Bypass Frameworks

Fraudsters use concealment methods and frameworks like Magisk to hide their presence and activity, and to falsify state for apps and environments under their control, enabling them to take over applications, inject keys, falsify gestures, and update malware automatically, all while covering their tracks undetected.

Trojans & Malware Tools Used to Attack Mobile Apps

Malware hides inside legitimate looking apps, and comes to life after users are tricked to install the app. The malware then performs malicious activities like activating screen overlays, intercepting 2FA codes, keystrokes, SMS messages or monitoring user activity. 

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Prevent Dynamic Instrumentation Tools, Hooking, and Code Injection

Prevent hackers from using dynamic instrumentation tools like FRIDA, IDA-Pro and Hopper to attach to running processes, hook functions or methods, modify memory, dynamically inject code/scripts and change app behavior, functionality or logic during runtime.

Block Mobile Malware and Malware embedded apps

Cyber-criminals embed malware inside Android and iOS apps, and publish these malicious apps on app stores, masquerading as real apps and tricking users to download them. Once on the device, they provide the ability for cybercriminals to take control over apps or phone-home to C&C botnet networks to receive malware updates.

Prevent App Permissions and Accessibility Abuse, and Privilege Escalations

Accessibility services are designed to help users with disabilities by running in the background, and reacting to state changes in the UI by receiving and responding to system callbacks. Because these services are highly dynamic and often run with elevated privileges they are often targeted by unscrupulous actors who use them for unintended and malicious purposes - like click-fraud, game cheating, user surveillance, intercepting SMS, email, and 2FA codes, cryptocurrency key-theft, and more.

Block Root/Jailbreak Bypass Tools and Root Hiding Frameworks

Block Magisk Manager, Magisk Hide, Xposed, and other rooting frameworks which are used to bypass root detection, allow root access abuse by other apps, and hide any traces of rooting. Block Jailbreak bypass tools like Checkra1n and alternative app stores like Cydia allow users to gain file system access and enable fraudsters to make modifications to system-level services without being detected.

Detect and Block Advanced Debugging Techniques

Game cheaters use advanced techniques like memory mapping, memory tracing, fuzzing, hex editing, ROM-hacking and dynamic memory injection to modify mobile game values and create game mods based off the new attributes.

Block Speed Hacking and Cheating Apps

Prevent cheating frameworks and apps like GameGuardian, Lucky Patcher and Cheat Engines which allow cheaters to modify mobile games, gain advantages over other players, increase game values and skip levels for free, bypassing in-app purchases and game monetization efforts.

Mobile Developers Guide for Mobile App Security

Learn the best practices mobile developers should follow when protecting their Android and iOS apps from data breaches. Topics include app shielding, obfuscation, encryption, MiTM prevention, jailbreak and root prevention, and more. 

No-Code Mobile App Security & Fraud Prevention for Android and iOS Apps

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Ransomware: Mobile Apps Are the Weak Link

Malware can harvest unprotected network information stored in mobile apps, allowing fraudsters to launch ransomware attacks on the back end. This makes mobile apps the weak link when protecting your networks from ransomware attacks.

Read the 2021 Consumer Security Survey

Arm yourself with compelling data never shared before on how securing your mobile apps will help retain customers and reduce churn. Using the 2021 Global Mobile Security Survey, convince your board or leadership to invest in mobile app security– and be a hero to your customers.

Appdome Knowledge Base

Find detailed “step-by-step” instructions on how to add mobile fraud prevention features to any Android and iOS apps without coding. Mobile apps can be built in Android Studio, Java, Kotlin, C++, Ionic, React Native, Flutter, Cordova, Swift, Objective-C, Xcode, Xamarin, PhoneGap, and more. Learn how to protect any Android and iOS app from Mobile Fraud, Mobile Malware, User Level Attacks, MiTM and other Network-Based Attacks, Data Breaches, Cyber Ransoming, and Mods and Fake Apps apps – FAST!  Includes information on the patented technology that powers the Appdome mobile security platform, illustrated guides, mobile developer tips and more.

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