The use of APIs allows developers to create web and mobile apps faster, and with better user experiences. But web and mobile app code can easily be reverse engineered, exposing application logic, sensitive data, API locations and tokens. This increases the risk for secondary attacks against APIs and exposes an organization to a potentially devastating breach.
To prevent reverse engineering, and reduce the risk of API exploits, web and mobile apps need to be protected at the code level. Protective strategies should include:
- Encrypting data and keys to prevent sensitive information from being intercepted
- Detecting the first signs of tampering and automatically triggering defensive measures
- Ensuring web apps only connect to authorized APIs to prevent data exfiltration from web forms
Download this brief to find out what you should be doing to prevent API attacks and to learn how Arxan Application Protection secures APIs on the client side.