Root and Jailbreak - To Ban or Not to Ban?

November 4, 2020

Rooting Android phones and jailbreaking Apple phones are generally considered to be bad things to do and strong indicators of evil intent. In this article we will explore this position a little deeper and dig into the topic. We’ll discover that the truth is much more nuanced than that and one size does indeed not fit all. Finally we will propose the methodology you should consider when setting your security policies. Read Full Story

Approov Integration for Node.js Backends

November 3, 2020

Photo by Michael on Unsplash Node.js was written initially by Ryan Dahl in 2009, and shown for the first time in the same year at the European JSConf. Dahl created Node.js to overcome the limit of around 10,000 concurrent connections in Apache, the most popular web server at that time. Read Full Story

Approov Integration for PHP Laravel Backends

November 2, 2020

  Photo by Quino Al on Unsplash Laravel is a free open-source framework for PHP, which was created by Taylor Otwell, had its first beta release on 9 June 2011. It follows the Model-View-Controller(MVC) architectural pattern and is built on top of the already battle tested Symfony packages. Read Full Story

Approov Integration for Ruby on Rails Backends

October 26, 2020

  Photo by Sugden Guy sugden on Unsplash Ruby on Rails was created by David Heinemeier Hansson from the work he was doing on the code base for BaseCamp, and open sourced in 2004. Rails is a Model View Controller (MVC) framework with the aim of increasing developer productivity and happiness while encouraging the use of well-known software engineering patterns to drive the use of best practices in the software development life cycle. Read Full Story

Approov Integration for PHP Backends

October 23, 2020

Photo by Ben on Unsplash PHP was created in 1994 by the Danish-Canadian developer Rasmus Lerdorf. In its first incarnation PHP was a simple set of Common Gateway Interface (CGI) binaries, written in the C programming language, which Rasmus used to track visitors to his online CV. This explains why PHP originally stood for Personal Home Page but from PHP 3 onwards it became a recursive acronym that stands for Hypertext Processor. Read Full Story

Approov Integration for Ruby Backends

October 22, 2020

Photo by Victoria Priessnitz on Unsplash Ruby is a programming language conceived by Yukihiro Matsumoto from Japan in 1993 and released in 1995. The language is intended to make the developer more productive by focusing on making it easier to parse by humans than by computers. Ruby is a blend of the best parts of the author's favourite languages: Perl, Smalltalk, Eiffel, Ada and Lisp. Read Full Story

EETimes Talks Approov and Automotive

September 1, 2020

Approov is making rapid progress in the automotive sector, particularly in mobility businesses. The specific challenges in this market were the subject of an interview we did with EETimes. Read Full Story

Securing Multiplayer Mobile Gaming Against Manipulation and Cyberthreats

August 25, 2020

Remember Pokémon Go, the location-based augmented reality mobile game from Niantic Labs that became an overnight global sensation when it launched in 2016? Well, the game has had a record 2019 having surpassed its launch year in revenues, announced a live AR multiplayer feature, and, on a slightly dissonant note, sued an “association of hackers” for creating and distributing unauthorized derivative versions of the company’s mobile apps. Around the launch, we’d covered some of the app-related issues in some detail, and here’s a quick recap of the situation as a prelude to multiplayer mobile gaming security in 2020. Read Full Story

Approov Cloudflare Worker Quickstart

August 14, 2020

    Cloudflare started as a CDN that quickly became popular among developers due to its efficiency in delivering customer facing Internet content from a closer location to the end user than the real location of the backend server. Here is how to integrate Approov token checking into it. Read Full Story

Securing m-Commerce Apps

August 11, 2020

Anyone looking for a snapshot of how the COVID-19 pandemic is fuelling an e-commerce boom need look no further than Shopify’s recently released Q2 2020 financials. The platform witnessed a 71% jump in new store creation compared to the previous quarter this year. Every leading performance indicator was up in high double, or even triple, digits compared to Q2 2019 including sales (97%), gross merchandise volume (119%), merchant solutions revenue (148%), and adjusted per-share earnings (950%). Read Full Story