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API Security Threats in Other Markets

Social Media

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.

Learn how Nimses blocks fake account creation and bot activities.

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Healthcare Monitoring & Control

Mobile apps are being used by both consumers and healthcare professionals, and patients are increasingly using Internet-connected personal medical devices. The healthcare industry is regulated by strict laws regarding patient records and confidentiality, so mobile APIs enabling these services must be comprehensively secured.

Approov authorizes access by certified and untampered apps to prevent:

Privacy Breaches: Reliance on user credentials alone is not enough to protect against privacy breaches.

Approov Solution: Ensures health data is secure with access only by certified apps in clean device environments and secured communication channels.

Online gamers purchase less in-game content and stop playing a game if they feel that other players are gaining an unfair advantage through cheating.


Multiplayer Gaming & Gambling

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.

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