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Why and how should you secure your apps against Reverse Engineering?

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DhiWise

July 15, 2021
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You are supposed to be extremely tight-fisted regarding your application. But does the concern translate into effective security (app security) measures?

Not always…

Unscrupulous agents often resort to specialized tools for reverse engineering applications. To combat this threat, you, as a developer must resort to specialized obfuscation strategies or depend on dedicated app development platforms that are immune to similar threats.

Reverse engineering an application is the prerogative of attackers, who want to explore the source code, elements, business logic, and other app inclusions, to replicate your hard work.

What bothers the Developers and Enterprises?

Applications, precisely the ones adherent to the open-source Android platform, are open towards ground-breaking innovation. But the openness comes at a cost, i.e. the cost of vulnerability.

Therefore, reverse engineering of the app remains to be a threat as it can help deceitful individuals recreate the app and take away the exclusiveness of the same. As the threats aren’t machine coded, extraction is possible.

Sounds alarming, right!

The vulnerable android code leaves the app exposed and a wide array of threats.

How to Secure/Protect your App against Reverse Engineering?

How to Work around Reverse Engineering Attacks?

Mobile obfuscation prevents reverse engineering threats. While this statement cannot be any truer, scrambling the source code without impacting the function of the app isn’t a cakewalk.

Instead, developers should focus on getting their apps developed over a ProCode platform, where repetitive coding is minimized and code generation is at the behest of designs and UI components.

Still confused! Consider the Design-to-Code approach where the source code is generated as per the Clean Code Architecture norms, directly from the Figma designs. This approach automatically secures the app as bi-directional knowledge deciphering isn’t allowed.

The Role of DhiWise

If you are still worried about your app getting reverse engineered, you must get it developed on the DhiWise Kotlin Builder.

secure your apps against Reverse Engineering

As a browser-based tool, the DhiWise Platform-as-a-Service module is as secure as it can get for a developer, courtesy of:

  • Better deployment of user credentials
  • Secure database integrations
  • 2FA support for securing user devices

Should you ever plan on creating a path-breaking application, the DhiWise ‘ProCode’ platform is what you should look up to for its security and iron-clad interfacing.