Mobile application shielding protects mobile apps from reverse engineering and tampering attempts. It involves adding layers of obfuscation and encryption to the app's code, making it harder for attackers to understand the application's logic and modify it for malicious purposes.
To ensure anti-tampering, measures like code obfuscation, encryption, and integrity checks are implemented to prevent reverse engineering and modification of the app. However, Mobile Application Shielding also focuses on maintaining a seamless user experience, minimizing performance impact, and ensuring usability.
To obfuscate a code means making it difficult to understand for the reader. It is a common practice in programming used to protect intellectual property, such as the source code. The main goal is to make reverse engineering as difficult as possible for the opposing side. Any insight into the application logic by an unauthorized party poses an application security threat. By applying multiple code obfuscation techniques, you’re heightening the security levels of the application.
Integrity checks are based on an algorithm that calculates a secret value derived from the application’s code. The secret value is the application’s personal signature – it proves its integrity. The calculated value is the result of the code’s contents. The algorithm for calculating the secret value is sensitive to changes made within the code - altering a single character within the code will result in a completely different secret value. Upon starting the application, the current application signature is compared to the one stored as the check value. If the signatures are mismatched, this indicates that the code has been tampered with.
Based on RASP technology, ASEE App Protector provides continuous monitoring, detection, and prevention of known and emerging threats for your mobile application. Integration with lightweight SDK enhances the security of mobile apps while your app's performance remains intact.
What makes App Protector stand out is the ability to monitor and visualize attacks in real-time and provide the app owner with threat visibility through a portal that is uniquely linked to their mobile application. It enables real-time reporting as well as tracking of incident responses.
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