MOBILE APP HARDENING

Hacking an app is easier than you think. When an app is released in the store, it is free for anyone to download and do whatever they want with it. Armed with free decompilers and debuggers, hackers can steal intellectual property, look for vulnerable or sensitive information, bypass security or licensing checks, or create counterfeit versions that steal sensitive data. One of the easiest and most common practices is the decompilation of an app to gain access to API keys, credentials or view its internal workings.

Function
Internship

Educational background
Applied Science / University IT related

Experience
Student

Hours
40 hours

Location
Heerlen

What are the solutions?

Fortunately, there are solutions that can make applications more resistant to reverse engineering, tampering, and inspection. These solutions go by many names such as app hardening, obfuscation, shielding, RASP and so on.

How does mobile app hardening work?

Mobile app hardening can be divided into two categories: passive hardening and active hardening. Passive hardening means that the app will be protected against static analyses using techniques such as code obfuscation or string encryption. When active hardening is implemented, you prevent static analyses of your app at runtime. Most commonly used methods are debugger detection and/or root/jailbreak detection.

What will you do ?

Your task is to investigate the possibility to create a framework that allows us to apply string encryption and/or class encryption in our Android app. You will be working with our mobile app team and our ethical hacker to see what solution would work best and how this can be applied in new and existing applications.

Who are we looking for?

  • You study Computer Science / IT (or related) at a bachelor or master level
  • You have strong analytical skills
  • You have strong communication skills
  • You are a team player
  • You have an enthusiastic and motivated attitude
  • No 9 to 5 mentality
Challenging projects

Freedom & flexibility

International clients

Awesome colleagues

Responsibilities

Personal development

New technologies

Knowledge & expertise

Want to apply?

Are you interested in this internship? Please fill in the form on the right or send your resume and motivation letter to Kim Engelen via email solliciteren@mediaan.nl.

Got any questions?

Do you have questions about the internship? Please feel free to contact Kim Engelen by phone +31(0)45 571 83 55 or by email: solliciteren@mediaan.nl.