It’s best to not give a cybercriminal a fighting chance, and it’s the endpoint applications that you operate that sometimes leave that door ajar — or maybe even wide open.
One of the elements of security we excel at is in applications. We offer a solution that can prevent appjacking. This means criminals are able to control your apps and wreak havoc in various ways.
In order to answer the threats from appjacking, it’s important to go into how it works in the first place. The goal for a cybercriminal is to control the apps you use in order for them to do his or her bidding. This happens in three different ways:
There could be a mistake in the source code that makes it easier to place some malicious instructions into the app.
Weakness in design
The creator or vendor of an app may not have put the right protocols in place to prevent the app from being exploited. An example of this is the Microsoft Office suite, a common source for attacks.
This usually takes place in a library file, where the app itself isn’t used but instructions are instead written into memory and then executed.
The cyber news site Security Intelligence recently detailed some of the specifics that cybercriminals use in order to get control of your apps. They point out that even encrypted apps can be broken into via the right tools, and most can be found easily online.
Much of the danger of appjacking stems from the binary code that apps use. If that code is unprotected in some way, you can change it back to its initial source code and then gain access to any controls, planting information that could be damaging.
It’s also a good idea to make sure the apps you use are as direct-source from an individual company as possible. This is because some criminals can copycat apps and then sell that as a legitimate app, just from another company.
What the solution that CHIPS offers can do is install security controls that are effectively blocking any actions that a cybercriminal may take. Our solution AppGuard can provide real-time protection without having to write in a process to determine if something has malicious intent.
By stopping potential threats before they are needing to be detected, AppGuard is able to stop a malicious app from entering the system in the first place.
You can learn more about how the zero-trust-based AppGuard is the most effective tool for cybersecurity out there. We have set aside time online for senior business leaders, board members and IT professionals to see a live demo of AppGuard.
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