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Dynamic Certificate Pinning for Secure Mobile Communication

May 14, 2024

This is the final article in a guest blog series from Intellyx. Find the full series here. A “man in the middle” (MitM) attack is one of the most serious types of attacks on the Internet. An MitM attack has the capability to divert or copy an entire flow of messages and steal login credentials, bank account numbers, credit card numbers, social security numbers, and generate denial of service attacks. Read Full Story

Approov and Fintech Scotland Partner to Boost AI Security in Fintech

April 12, 2024

In a groundbreaking move for the fintech industry, Approov Limited, a leading provider of advanced mobile app and API security solutions, is thrilled to announce its new membership with Fintech Scotland, the strategic cluster organization fostering innovation, collaboration, and economic growth in the Scottish financial technology sector. Read Full Story

5 Threats to Mobile Games and 5 Essential Security Measures

March 19, 2024

Gaming Means Mobile Gaming With the rise in popularity, mobile games have become a massive target for hackers, and cybersecurity should be a priority for both developers and players. However recent research shows that mobile games are still not well protected. This could be due to developers struggling to prioritize the long list of overlapping threats which must be mitigated, or concern around the possible negative impact of security solutions on customer experience. Read Full Story

Embracing an API First, Security Driven Strategy

March 19, 2024

Adopting an API-first approach in mobile app development emphasizes the design and development of APIs as foundational elements before focusing on the application's user interface or other components. This method treats APIs as primary building blocks, ensuring they cater to various clients (e.g., web, mobile, third-party applications) efficiently and effectively. Read Full Story

Overview of Singapore Safe App Standard for Mobile App Security

March 19, 2024

On January 10th 2024 the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) published V1.0 of the Singapore Safe App Standard. This is intended to help app developers and providers enhance mobile app security. The standard provides a common security benchmark and guidance to app developers and providers on the necessary security controls and best practices to better protect any mobile applications, and in so doing, enhance the protection of user data and app transactions. It is intended to cover apps developed or deployed in Singapore. Read Full Story

EU Fines Apple $2B: A Milestone for App Security and Developer Liberty

March 5, 2024

In a landmark decision, the European Union has fined Apple nearly $2 billion, citing unfair rules set by the tech giant for developers of music-streaming apps. This fine underscores a critical conversation about the balance between platform control and the autonomy of app developers, especially in choosing security solutions and payment methods. Read Full Story

The Impact of EU's Digital Markets Act on 3rd Party App Security

February 26, 2024

With the implementation of the Digital Markets Act (DMA) in the EU, Apple is opening the possibility of installing apps from alternative apps stores. As discussed in Update on apps distributed in the European Union the intention is that all apps that can be installed must go through a notarization process, which signs the app package with a certificate from Apple. This will be a lighter (and fully automated) review process than will be applied to apps for the official Apple Store. Read Full Story

Enhancing Android App Security: Approov's Role with Non-GMS Apps

February 13, 2024

In today's digital age, mobile applications and APIs play a pivotal role in our daily lives. With the Android ecosystem being the dominant platform, the security of Android apps is a critical concern. Based on privacy concerns and a desire for openness more Android apps than ever are being developed without relying on Google Mobile Services (GMS), commonly known as non-GMS apps. Read Full Story

Cybersecurity Implications of the Digital Markets Act & Apple iOS 17.4

February 6, 2024

The iOS mobile app environment is undergoing significant transformations, partly due to the European Union's introduction of the Digital Markets Act (DMA), which is effective starting in March 2024. This new EU law has prompted changes and updates in operating systems and app stores, which are now influencing the iOS development landscape. Specifically, the release of iOS 17.4 introduces substantial modifications to the App Store, Read Full Story

Revealing the Limitations of Apple DeviceCheck and Apple App Attest

January 29, 2024

This overview outlines the history and use of Apple DeviceCheck including the DeviceCheck App Attest feature. It will highlight how this security solution is used and highlight some limitations. We also compare and contrast Apple DeviceCheck and App Attest with the comprehensive mobile security offered by Approov. Read Full Story