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Effectively thwart debugging attacks against your mobile apps

Build38 provides robust defense against debugging attacks targeting your mobile apps. This protection is achieved through a unique combination of advanced in-app self-defense features, bolstered by our exclusive cloud-based services.

Our powerful active hardening services enhance mobile app security by verifying device binding information and individualizing app instances using cryptographic keys. Additionally, our three exclusive cloud-based threat intelligence modules enable supervised, automated, and programmable responses to debugging attacks and other threats against your mobile apps.

How hackers do it

Hackers are increasingly using debugging tools and practices to dissect an app’s structure, reverse engineer its code and behavior, uncover its vulnerabilities, and manipulate its function for malicious purposes. Debugging helps them identify security weaknesses like unprotected data storage, authentication flaws, or encryption vulnerabilities, which can then be exploited to compromise the app and its associated systems.

In addition, hackers may use debugging to analyze app communication with servers and external components. This allows them to intercept sensitive data or inject malicious code into the communication flow, ultimately facilitating unauthorized access or data theft.

How Build38 shields your mobile apps from debugging attacks

Build38 adopts a comprehensive approach that seamlessly integrates on-device protection with cloud-based active hardening and threat intelligence capabilities. This provides robust defense against debugging attacks at both the app and cloud level.

Superior mobile app self-protection

Our mobile app self-protection software detects active debugging in real-time, thanks to its powerful Runtime Environment Verification service. This service continuously evaluates the mobile app's environment, considering factors such as the operating system and the presence of potentially suspicious tools like debuggers. Upon identifying a security breach, our self-protection software autonomously shuts down the app and restricts user access until the threat is resolved.

Active hardening

Build38's Active Hardening enhances app security remotely by employing cryptographic-key-based instance individualization, injecting certificates into each app instance, and verifying device binding information. In addition, it gathers app security data from individual devices, including suspected debugging activities, and employs a machine learning engine to extract actionable threat intelligence.

Cloud-based threat intelligence 

Our platform, in turn, channels the threat intelligence generated by the active hardening to three exclusive cloud-based threat-intelligence modules. These modules empower your business teams and back-end software to respond swiftly to perceived mobile app threats as they occur.
Threat Intelligence Portal

Our powerful web console promptly notifies your team when security incidents occur, allowing them to take manual actions such as permanently wiping an app, locking it, or unlocking it as necessary.

Attestation & Response

Our user-friendly online interface empowers your team to establish automated rules that ensure consistent responses to future incidents, based on predefined policies.

Threat Intelligence & Response APIs
Through our APIs, you can inform your back-end systems about security incidents and directly program specific responses into any back-end application.

Why businesses choose Build38

Businesses worldwide trust Build38 with their mobile app security. Don’t just take our word for it—listen to what our customers have to say.

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