Overlay Detection in DIGIPASS for Apps Protecting Mobile Applications

DIGIPASS® for Apps Runtime Application Self-Protection now includes overlay detection to help protect against increasingly common mobile app overlay attacks


VASCO® Data Security International, Inc., a leading global provider in digital solutions including identity, security and business productivity, has recently announced its ability to help organizations detect and mitigate mobile application overlay attacks through added functionality in the DIGIPASS for Apps Runtime Application Self-Protection (RASP) module.

Overlay attacks are increasingly being deployed to steal user login information. The ongoing attack on Android devices named Marcher has already targeted 117 banking applications. Overlay malware allows attackers to create screens that sit on top of legitimate Android applications and intercept information that can compromise a user’s security and privacy.

To help prevent damage during an overlay attack, organizations can use the overlay detection functionality from DIGIPASS for Apps, which offers a library of APIs that natively integrates application security, biometric authentication, risk analysis and more into mobile applications. While the attack is occurring, the overlay detection functionality can close the targeted app and open a browser to notify the end user and the organization from which the legitimate app originates.

“Mobile malware attacks are only increasing, making it more important than ever for organizations to deploy technology that helps prevent against further damage,” said VASCO President and Chief Operating Officer, Scott Clements, “This kind of real-time, frictionless and convenient security for mobile transactions helps organizations mitigate risk and better ensure trust in the digital world.”

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