Source Code, Please? Don’t Hand Hackers Your Vulnerabilities on a Silver Platter
Applications are under siege. As demonstrated by the recent Equifax breach and many others, hackers leveraged everything from compromised mobile apps to cloud-based vulnerabilities. The result? Enterprise IT teams are recognizing that they’re being targeted – particularly their critical apps.
Dotfuscator Professional 4.31 is Available Now
We have just released Dotfuscator Professional 4.31 and it’s available for immediate download (both for clients and as a free evaluation).
Dotfuscator Professional 4.31
- Extends its application protection to new development communities for the very first time.
- Support is now available for:
- .NET Core 2.0 (released last week by Microsoft) and
- The Unity game engine. Supported app platforms include PC, Mac, Linux Standalone, Android, and Windows Store (UWP). Supported scripting back-ends include.NET and Mono.
Another Application Vulnerability for Which There is No Fix
Garbage in, garbage out is shorthand for “incorrect or poor quality data will always produce faulty results.”
The “garbage data” vulnerability is especially gnarly in that there is actually no fix – no cure.
The only viable development strategy is one of avoidance.
DashO Root Detection & Defense is one Check that will not bounce!
I’m delighted to report that PreEmptive Solutions released DashO 8.2 for Java and Android earlier this week. Like most of our releases, it has a lot packed into it including:
- Android-O support,
- Kotlin support,
- Improvements to our Android Wizard, and
- Build performance improvements.
BUT the feature I’m most excited about is the addition of our latest Check Type, Android Root Detection.
Keeping Secrets: The Evolving Expectation of App Defense
Applications drive corporate success. As noted by Business 2 Community, the average American smartphone owner uses more than 10 apps per day and spends over three hours per day connected to the Internet via their mobile device. The problem? Rapidly-expanding app markets combined with easy-to-find hacker kits make the current environment a cybercriminal’s paradise — according to recent Ponemon data, the average cost of a data breach is around $3.62 million and the size of breaches is trending up. It gets worse: According to Gartner, 99 percent of app vulnerabilities exploited won’t rely on new, sophisticated attack vectors, but existing vulnerabilities that infosec pros have seen in the wild for at least a year.