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Risk Management

Reverse Engineering Tools are Awesome; Except When You Don’t Want Them To Be

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Earlier this month, I had come across Scott Hanselman’s excellent blog post, What’s better than ILDasm? ILSpy and dnSpy are tools to Decompile .NET Code where he had shared his insights on the strengths and limitations of a laundry list of reverse engineering and debugging tools. In the comments that followed, someone had asked for an obfuscation recommendation for those times when a developer wants to protect their code against reverse-engineering (a reasonable question to be sure).

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Risk Management

Latest NIST publication reinforces Developer Obligations (and liability)

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Dotfuscator

Are Xamarin.Android app users at risk?

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In a recent developer survey, Xamarin.Android developers were 50% less likely to have included rooted device detection or anti-tamper prevention as their Java Android peers were. Yet, both sets of apps are being deployed through the same marketplaces onto the same devices and are governed by the same regulations (PCI, GDPR, HIPAA to name just a few that expect these kinds of controls).Why are more Xamarin.Android apps going unprotected?

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Press Releases

Supplier and Supply Chain Risk Fuels Application Shielding Innovation

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30 Entrepreneurial technology companies demonstrate growing adoption of Application Shielding controls to meet client Regulatory and Compliance obligations.

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DashO

Android Developers Gain Major App Security Boost with DashO v9.2

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Press Releases

Production Xamarin and .NET Core 3.0 Preview Apps Get Security Boost With Dotfuscator Pro 4.39

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Dotfuscator Pro 4.39 adds Xamarin anti-tamper controls and early support for .NET Core 3.0 Preview 1 while dramatically simplifying project integration. 

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Dotfuscator

Xamarin Apps Get Second Major Security Boost With Dotfuscator Pro 4.39

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Dotfuscator 4.39, available for download, now includes Anti-tamper controls for Xamarin.Android. This feature adds to the growing list of run-time detection and response features that have rapidly emerged as standard controls required for every Android app processing sensitive information or secure transactions.

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Risk Management

Rogue Apps: Facilitating Theft from Developers and Consumers

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That was the title of yesterday’s congressional briefing organized by ACT | The App Association (in cooperation with the Congressional IP Caucus which is co-chaired by Rep. George Holding, Rep. Adam Smith, & Rep. Hakeem Jeffries).

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Dotfuscator CE

Multi-Year Developer Survey Reveals Evolving Practices and Foreshadows Further Change

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In 2017 and again in 2018, PreEmptive Solutions surveyed over 15,000 professional developers asking about their organization’s current and projected use of a broad cross-section of development languages and frameworks. 

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Risk Management

Latest NIST Publications Reinforce the Importance of Application Hardening in Securing Data

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Now is the time to seriously look at how you are protecting and securing your applications

The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published two data-security focused documents in as many months.