With large social networks now commonplace, it is not surprising that botnets are used to generate and rapidly disseminate fake and misleading content through social APIs.
With Approov, these common abuse vectors can be blocked:
Fake Account Creation: Fake accounts are created for the purposes of spamming other real users or automating fake interactions.
Approov Solution: Provides app authentication to ensure account onboarding only occurs through your legitimate app, making the mass automation of account onboarding by attackers impractical.
Spamming: Through fake accounts, automated posts and interactions can distort facts and influence trends and sentiment.
Approov Solution: Restricts authors to posting only through your genuine apps.
As mobile multiplayer games get more popular, gaming companies are seeing the same reverse engineering techniques used to compromise banking and finance apps, now being used to take over accounts, steal personal credentials or drain real or virtual winnings.
Approov's ability to identify, verify and certify apps, helps eliminate:
Modified Game Capabilities: Versions of an app may circulate that incorporate cheating capabilities which undermine player experience and game stickiness.
Approov Solution: Allows only official, unmodified versions of apps to access your backend API services. Modified and augmented apps fail.
Once we had deployed Approov, game play increased by more than 3x. It was amazing to see players engaging so enthusiastically once they knew that automated cheaters had been outlawed.
Jinesh Parekh, Partner, Idyllic Software