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Fight off emulator attacks on your mobile apps

Build38 offers robust protection against security attacks targeting your mobile apps that leverage emulated versions of your app. We achieve this with a unique blend of advanced mobile in-app defense, further strengthened by several cloud-based security services.

Our cloud-based active hardening server enhances the security of your mobile apps by continuously verifying device binding information and individualizing app instances using cryptographic keys. Additionally, our three distinctive cloud-based threat intelligence modules enable exclusive supervised, automated, and programmable responses to emulator-based attacks on your mobile apps.

How hackers do it

Hackers employ emulation as a technique to simulate the behavior of a mobile device or app environment on a computer or server, allowing them to test and analyze mobile apps in controlled conditions. This enables attackers to examine an app’s code, data storage, and communication protocols without the constraints of a physical device.

Emulation can be used to identify vulnerabilities, reverse engineer app functionality, and test various attack vectors, making it a valuable tool for attackers seeking to exploit a mobile app’s weaknesses. By running apps within emulated environments, hackers can craft and execute attacks, such as injecting malicious code or intercepting data, while minimizing their risk of detection, and without needing physical access to a targeted device.

Emulation creates opportunities for large-scale attacks, as attackers can effortlessly run the app on thousands of emulators concurrently, leveraging cloud resources.

How Build38 protects your mobile apps

Build38’s comprehensive approach seamlessly integrates on-device protection with cloud-based hardening and threat intelligence, providing a robust defense against emulator attacks and various other security threats targeting your mobile apps.

Superior mobile app self-protection

Our mobile app self-protection software instantly detects when an app is running in an emulator, thanks to its powerful Runtime Environment Verification service. This module continuously evaluates a mobile app's current environment, including its operating system and the presence of any potentially suspicious tools, such as Android or iOS emulators.

Active hardening

The active hardening server enhances app security remotely by individualizing app instances through cryptographic-key-based methods, injecting certificates into each instance, and verifying device binding information. In addition, it gathers app security data from individual devices, monitoring emulation activities, and utilizes a machine learning engine to extrapolate comprehensive threat intelligence.

Cloud-based threat intelligence 

Our platform channels the real-time telemetry data streamed into the Build38 cloud into three distinctive cloud-based threat intelligence modules. Together, these modules empower your team and back-end server to swiftly take remedial action against emulator-based attacks.
Threat Intelligence Portal
Our intuitive web console promptly notifies your team when an emulator-based attack occurs, enabling them to take immediate action, such as locking, unlocking or even permanently wiping an app, when necessary.
Attestation & Response
Our user-friendly online interface allows your team to establish automated rules, guaranteeing consistent responses to future emulator-based attacks based on predefined policies.
Threat Intelligence & Response APIs
Utilizing our APIs, you can inform your back-end systems about security incidents and directly integrate specific triggered responses into your back-end application logic.

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