App code obfuscation – a beginner’s guide

As the economy and banking system become more digitised, mobile app-based cybercrime is growing too. What should every bank consider to protect its application from the risk of intellectual property theft, loss of revenue, and reputation damage?

It was only during the pandemic when banks’ customers had been at the leading edge of the response to cyber risk. Hackers keep finding newer and better methods to decompile and reverse engineer apps to identify weaknesses, and get a hold of sensitive information.

But the financial industry got an ace up its sleeve. Code obfuscation, as it is referred to, is a method of modifying an app’s code to make it difficult for attackers to read or comprehend. Using obfuscation methods makes more difficult for an attacker to perform reverse engineering, analyse the code, and retrieve sensitive information. The functionality of the code remains the same, but obfuscation helps to conceal the logic and purpose of an app’s code. As a result, banking applications are more secure.

Being a mobile banking software vendor obliges us to keep our clients and our clients’ customers safe. Our partner, Promon, with its Application Shielding software, can obfuscate parts or all of your app’s code, making it significantly more difficult for an attacker to analyse.

Download our Beginner’s Guide to App Code Obfuscation and learn what exactly we propose in the area of app code obfuscation.

In the guide you will:

  • get an introduction to what code obfuscation is, and a few different essential obfuscation techniques you should consider;
  • learn why it is important to use on apps for Android, iOS and JavaScript-based applications, and
  • why you should combine obfuscation with multi-layered runtime protection.

Written by
Anna Sorbet
Anna Sorbet
Marketing Specialist at FINANTEQ
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