VASCO Data Security International, Inc., a provider of digital solutions including identity, security and business productivity, announced its ability to help organisations 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.
Integrated mobile application security
To help prevent damage during an overlay attack, organisations 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 organisation from which the legitimate app originates.
“Mobile malware attacks are only increasing, making it more important than ever for organisations 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 organisations mitigate risk and better ensure trust in the digital world.”