As the proliferation of mobile devices continues to fuel an app-centric global industry, hacked mobile apps present a tremendous security and financial threat. That’s why Arxan Technologies says it’s imperative to protect and defend the integrity of mobile software applications that are driving businesses around the world.
To this end, the company is launching its Global Mobile App Integrity Protection Roadshow, with its first stop at the forthcoming RSA Conference 2013, the most comprehensive forum in information security for enterprise and technical professionals. At Booth #324, Arxan will present live, “Your App Hacked and 100% Compromised in Three Minutes or Less,” a depiction of today’s most sinister app threat vectors, underscoring the need for multi-OS app integrity defense. Attendees will witness how apps are hacked in three minutes or less – compromising app integrity. Appointments for media and personal viewings can be scheduled via email.
Attendees will also have an opportunity to pick up the first printing of the complimentary Mobile Application Integrity Protection Handbook, which offers industry leaders key insights and strategies to support secure mobile app development and defense against integrity risks and attacks.
“Time is of the essence when it comes to organizations needing to protect and defend mobile app integrity,” said Arxan CTO Kevin Morgan. “Today’s hackers are getting more aggressive and launching sophisticated attacks on the internal operations of an application and these attacks are taking place at breakneck speed. In less than 180 seconds mobile apps can be hacked and exposed to reverse-engineering, tampering, insertion of malware/exploits, repackaging, fraud, intellectual property theft, and piracy attacks – leaving organizations exposed to billions in financial and reputational losses. Attendees owe it to themselves to visit the Arxan booth to see a mobile application hack in real time and understand what actually happens at the code level.”
During the show, Arxan will be showcasing enhanced security features and functionality for its Mobile App Integrity Protection Platform, the world's strongest and most deployed application integrity protection platform now deployed on more than 200 million devices by leading Fortune 500 organizations in high-tech, ISV, financial services, media, gaming and other industries.
New features include support for Windows Phone 8, as well as Apple iOS Objective-C symbol renaming. Objective-C symbol information provides attackers with a “highway map” of the code; therefore renaming to eliminate information leakage on code structure and function is a critical element in raising the bar against reverse-engineering and tampering attacks.
Arxan's software security solutions enable mobile, desktop, server and embedded applications to self-protect “in the wild” via automated defend, detect and react capabilities by deploying various security techniques (called Guards), such as obfuscation, checksum and anti-debug, directly into the software code of each app to make them tamper resistant and self-defending. The technology delivers resilient app integrity in a durable and proven manner which does not impact source code, application functioning, or the development process. The company’s multi-layered and multi-platform protections consist of passive and active security techniques, such as: obfuscation, anti-debug, repair, self-healing and anti-tamper.