Anti-reverse engineering is a security measure that prevents unauthorized attempts to convert app binaries back to their source code, safeguarding an application from an attack. Anti-reverse engineering involves analyzing the source code to detect and prevent attacks against an app’s design and detect security flaws like sensitive data exposure such as API URLs or private keys.
Anti-reverse engineering is crucial because it shields your business from malware, hackers, and other threats while enabling development teams to understand better how to safeguard their products. Reverse engineering, which is the process of disassembling a product or system to learn its design and workings, is often employed to understand how software functions and to duplicate it. Reverse engineering can also be used in malicious software analysis, granting attackers access to confidential data that would otherwise remain unavailable. This access is especially advantageous when researching malware since such information rarely becomes publicly accessible. Anti-reverse engineering is critical to protecting a mobile application’s security and a company’s intellectual property.