Appdome Delivers the World’s First Real-Time Defense to Social Engineering Attacks on Mobile Apps | Laptop News

Brands can now flip a switch to break the cycle of AI-powered social engineering attacks in Android & iOS apps and protect billions of mobile users from fraud and abuse in real time.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 19, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Appdome, the mobile economy’s one-stop shop for mobile app defense, today unveiled its new Social Engineering Prevention service on the Appdome Platform. The new service enables mobile brands to continuously detect, block and intervene the moment social engineering attacks attempt to exploit user trust or manipulate user behavior. The new service includes several new real-time defenses against voice phishing (vishing), remote desktop control, FaceID bypass, fake applications, and SIM swapping, all of which protect user safety, brand reputation, business continuity, and revenue generation.

“Social engineering attacks tend to go where users are most vulnerable and, right now, that includes the mobile app and device,” said Katie Norton, Research Manager of DevSecOps at IDC. “Mobile brands and their users face serious consequences when social engineering attacks are successful, so organizations need solutions that can help detect and prevent such attacks for their mobile applications.”

Social engineering attacks exploit brand trust by using impersonation and psychological manipulation to cause mobile users to divulge sensitive information, such as passwords, OTP keys, and more, perform actions in a mobile app on behalf of the attacker, or install new apps that give the attacker control over the user’s mobile device. Such mobile app attacks can have far-reaching consequences for consumers, including account takeover, financial loss, identity theft, confusion, and fear. Traditionally social engineering attacks were only discovered after an…

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