SentryBay can announce today that it has successfully developed technology to combat the ever growing threat of keylogging on mobile devices.
This technology involves a number of related components including a dedicated secure keyboard, screen capture protection, encryption of keystrokes, generation of fake random characters plus the creation of a new software class for entry fields. This unique combination of elements provides a comprehensive, effective solution to the key logging threat on mobile devices.
This new technology follows from SentryBay's previous success on combatting key
logging on PC's. SentryBay's EntryProtect technology - which had a US patent awarded in
2012 - provides the most comprehensive, proactive protection against malware stealing data
from PC's. This technology is embedded in a range of SentryBay's products - including the
Data Protection Suite and Armored Browser - which are deployed to millions of devices
worldwide. The technology is also licensed by key partners to bolster keylogging
protection for their third party applications.
Research has shown that mobile keypad systems, including default keypads for iOS and
Android, regularly cache user keypad entries and provide avenues through which keystrokes
can be monitored and uplifted. Threats have been fuelled by malware now being downloaded
when the user visits a malicious web page, as well as the proliferation of malware bundled
with legitimate apps and the growing number of apps providing "over-generous" permissions
- surplus to stated requirements of the app. With numerous attacks and proof of concepts
now in evidence, mobile threats are expected to skyrocket over the next few years. There
are over 1m unique malicious apps now in evidence (HP Cyber Risk Report 2015).
SentryBay's CEO Dave Waterson says "We are pleased to announce these latest
innovations. For a long time we have been a leader in PC-based anti-keylogging technology,
but after years of R&D we finally feel the solution we have developed for mobile can
provide the strong data entry security that app developers are looking for. This in turn
forms the core technology which we believe will stand the test of time in an ever-changing
threat - and mobile technology - landscape. We will continue to extend this technology and
plan to integrate into our existing mobile solutions as well as licensing the technology
to our partners."
The technology is designed to be embedded into third party applications via a SDK to
provide key logging protection for the host application.
SentryBay executives will also be attending the RSA conference in San Francisco from
SentryBay is a privately held firm headquartered in London with offices in the USA and
Australasia with clients and partners globally. For information on SentryBay please visit: