Security > NHN AppGuard > Release Notes

June 30, 2022

Feature Updates

  • [Android] 1.9.6.0

    • Fixed some ANR issues
    • Enhanced the security of the engine
  • [iOS] 1.2.2

    • Enhanced detection of tampering
    • Added a Unity-specific security API
    • Enhanced the security of the engine
  • [Gradle Plugin] 1.0.1

    • Added an option to set the storage path for the protected file by variants
    • Made improvements so that whitespaces are allowed in the signing key password and alias

May 24, 2022

Feature Updates

  • [Android] 1.9.5.0

    • Improved the blacklist blocking function
    • Fixed some crash issues
    • Enhanced validation for the BlueStacks emulator
    • Enhanced the security of the engine
  • [iOS] 1.2.1

    • Added the NHN AppGuard iOS CLI
  • [Console] Changed the allowed search period of the detection log (30 days -> 90 days)

May 10, 2022

Feature Updates

  • [Android] 1.9.4.1
    • Improved ANR and crash issues
    • Improved callback data
    • Enhanced the emulator detection function
    • Enhanced the security of the engine

April 26, 2022

Feature Updates

  • [Android] 1.9.4.0

    • Removed the version
  • [iOS] 1.2.0

    • Enhanced the security related to Unity framework
    • Enhanced the security of the engine
  • [Gradle Plugin] 1.0.0

    • Changed the groupId and package name

March 29, 2022

Feature Updates

  • [Android] 1.9.3.0

    • Improved DEX encryption
    • Separated the macro tool policy from the cheating tool policy
    • Added a verification function for multiple signatures
    • Improved detection of Mod apps
    • Improved the Unreal SDK
  • [iOS] 1.1.10

    • Applied a bug patch for protection operations
    • Improved the re-signing script function
    • Improved a feature related to version checking
    • Modified the guide document
  • [Gradle Plugin] 0.2.1

    • Improved APK file search logic
    • Improved the Protector version regular expression

February 22, 2022

Feature Updates

  • [Android] 1.9.2.0

    • Enhanced detection of abusing apps
    • Improved protection of large apps
    • Exposed macro tool details
    • Fixed a bug in CLI
    • Fixed a bug in real-time policy detection
    • Fixed an issue where the protection operation fails
  • [iOS] 1.1.9

    • Improved a feature related to version checking
    • Modified the guide document
  • [Gradle Plugin] 0.2.0

    • Added support for options by Gradle buildTypes, productFlavors, and variants
    • Added the overrideOutputFile option

January 25, 2022

Feature Updates

  • [Android] 1.9.1.0

    • Improved handling of isolated processes
    • Enhanced detection of Hacking tools
    • Enhanced detection of tampering
  • [iOS] 1.1.8

    • Added a new class obfuscation function
    • Improved the blacklist feature
  • [Gradle Plugin] 0.1.0

    • Newly released NHN AppGuard Gradle Plugin

December 28, 2021

Feature Updates

  • [Android] 1.9.0.0

    • Modified so that the protection operation is performed by specifying the AppGuard version
    • Enhanced detection of Hacking tools
    • Improved detection of remote control packages
    • Fixed a crash issue with certain emulators
  • [iOS] 1.1.7

    • Enhanced the security of the engine

Bug Fixes

  • [iOS] 1.1.7
    • Applied a bug patch for protector
    • Applied a bug patch for re-signer

2021. 12. 02.

Bug Fixes

  • [Android] 1.8.9.1
    • Fixed a crash issue with the alert window

November 23, 2021

Feature Updates

  • [Android] 1.8.9.0
    • Enhanced the security of the engine
    • Deployed the CLI with a new structure

Feature Updates

  • [iOS] 1.1.6
    • Enhanced the security of the engine
    • Improved the protector feature

November 4, 2021

Bug Fixes

  • [iOS] 1.1.5
    • Fixed a bug related to protector app name extraction

October 26, 2021

Feature Updates

  • [Android] 1.8.8.0
    • Enhanced the security of the engine
    • Improved the encryption API functionality

October 8, 2021

Bug Fixes

  • [Android] 1.8.7.1
    • Fixed an error in the Google Play Asset Delivery support function

September 28, 2021

Feature Updates

  • [Android] 1.8.7.0
    • Enhanced the security of the engine
    • Added Google SafetyNet malicious app detection

Feature Updates

  • [iOS] 1.1.4
    • Enhanced the security of the engine
    • Reinforced protection feature through AppGuard protector

September 1, 2021

Bug Fixes

  • [Android] 1.8.6.1
    • Fixed the crash on Unity using SQLite
    • Modified security features of Unreal

August 24, 2021

Feature Updates

  • [Android] 1.8.6.0
    • Enhanced the security of the engine
    • Improved security features of Unreal
    • Improved the speed of protection tasks
    • Supports CLI macOS M1

July 27, 2021

Feature Updates

  • [iOS] 1.1.2

    • Enhanced the security of the engine
    • Project update
  • Change web console page

    • The app protection operation has been changed to asynchronous.

July 13, 2021

Feature Updates

  • [Android] 1.8.5.1
    • Improve the feature for app support that applies Google Play Asset Delivery

June 29, 2021

Feature Updates

  • [Android] 1.8.5.0

    • Enhanced the security of the engine
    • Improved the security features of Unity
    • Improved CLI error handling
  • [iOS] 1.1.1

    • Enhanced the security of the engine
    • Added IAP abusing detection
    • Improved internal test logic

May 25, 2021

Feature Updates

  • [iOS] 1.1.0
    • Improved the engine performance
    • Improved the stability of the engine

May 24, 2021

Feature Updates

  • [Android] 1.8.4.0
    • Enhanced the security of the engine
    • Improved the stability of the engine
    • Improved the crash issue with certain versions of Unity 2020

May 11, 2021

Feature Updates

  • [Android] 1.8.3.1
    • Added the remote control detecting function

April 27, 2021

Feature Updates

  • Changed service name (AppGuard -> NHN AppGuard)
  • [Android] 1.8.3.0
    • Enhanced the security of NHN AppGuard Engine
  • [iOS] 1.0.18
    • Changed handling logic after detecting malicious behaviors
    • Enhanced the security of NHN AppGuard Engine
    • Improved the stability of NHN AppGuard Engine

April 12, 2021

Bug Fixes

  • [iOS] 1.0.17
    • Added the NHN AppGuard hooking detection logic

April 9, 2021

Bug Fixes

  • [Android] 1.8.2.2
    • Fixed the crashing issues in the Cocos2d engine emulator

March 31, 2021

Bug Fixes

  • [Android] 1.8.2.1
    • Fixed the crashing issues in the Facebook SDK

March 23, 2021

Feature Updates

  • [Android] 1.8.2.0
    • Enhanced the security of NHN AppGuard Engine
  • [iOS] 1.0.16
    • Enhanced the security of NHN AppGuard Engine

February 23, 2021

Feature Updates

  • [Android] 1.8.1.0
    • CLI feature improved
    • Improved the stability of NHN AppGuard Engine
    • Enhanced the security of NHN AppGuard Engine
    • Added a virtual environment pattern (F1VM)
  • [iOS] 1.0.15
    • Improved the stability of NHN AppGuard Engine

January 26, 2021

Feature Updates

  • [Android] 1.8.0.1
    • Third party store support
    • Upgraded detection of game hacks

December 29, 2020

Bug Fixes

  • Improved the stability of NHN AppGuard Engine

August 25, 2020

Feature Updates

  • [Android] Updated detection of virtual environment
  • [iOS] Upgraded detection of jailbreaking
  • [iOS] Upgraded detection of game hacks

July 28, 2020

Feature Updates

  • [Android] Added detection of virtual environment
  • [iOS] Upgraded detection of jailbreaking
  • [iOS] Sophisticated forced closure
  • [iOS] Added the feature of blocking blacklist

Bug Fixes

  • [Android] Updated crashes in Unity Mono Emulator version 7
  • [iOS] Updated clashes in Gamepot framework

June 23, 2020

Feature Updates

  • Updated downsizing NHN AppGuard volume
  • Enhanced the security of NHN AppGuard Engine

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bugs in unreal engine protection

May 26, 2020

Feature Updates

  • Added the obfuscation application

Bug Fixes

  • Improved the stability of NHN AppGuard Engine

April 28, 2020

Feature Updates

  • Added the detection of attacks with SSL pinning

March 24, 2020

Feature Updates

  • Supports the Android 7.0 emulator

February 25, 2020

Feature Updates

  • Added the countermeasure logic to forged apps

January 21, 2020

Feature Updates

  • Improved the stability of NHN AppGuard Engine

December 24, 2019

Feature Updates

  • Added the Cocos2d-x engine encryption module

November 26, 2019

Feature Updates

  • Allows to select NHN AppGuard version

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed string obfuscation bugs

October 29, 2019

Feature Updates

  • Updated the anti-debugging feature
  • Updated game hack detection
  • Added the memory search detection feature

Bug Fixes

  • Improved the stability of NHN AppGuard Engine

September 24, 2019

Feature Updates

  • Enhanced Stability for NHN AppGuard Android Q

August 27, 2019

Feature Updates

  • Supports Android Q
  • Added conditional block on web console and blacklisting
  • Added real-time policy setting for NHN AppGuard iOS
  • Added machine learning-based macro detection for Unity games and web console support
  • Updated integrity checks for NHN AppGuard modules
  • Added web console inspection logs

July 23, 2019

Feature Updates

  • Supports Android App Bundle
  • Added Unity library packing
  • Added macro detection of Unity MONO build

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bugs in dex integrity check

June 25, 2019

Feature Updates

  • Upgraded NHN AppGuard 64-bit library protection
  • Added obfuscation in NHN AppGuard control flow
  • Added crash reporting

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bugs in the check of authority change of NHN AppGuard path

May 28, 2019

Feature Updates

  • Changed to add 64-bit library as default, according to Google guides
    • Before Change: 32 or 64-bit library was added depending on user's ABI
    • Now: Both 32 and 64-bit library are available
  • Upgraded macro detection

Bug Fixes

  • [Android] Fixed undetected emulator bugs
  • [iOS] Fixed bugs in integrity check

April 23, 2019

Feature Updates

  • Added the Unity IL2CPP method encryption feature
    • Applied with CLI option "--il2cpp-encryption"
  • Added the Unity MONO method encryption feature
    • Applied with NHN AppGuard level3
  • Added emulator detection pattern
    • The latest Memu Player version(6.1.1)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed error in duplicate multi-dex installation on Android OS 4.X version

March 26, 2019

Feature Updates

  • Applies Unity Library obfuscation
  • Added NHN AppGuard API / Method obfuscation function

February 26, 2019

Feature Updates

  • Applies NHN AppGuard self-obfuscation
  • Upgraded the compatibility for the latest Unity version(2018)
    • Build encryption for MONO and IL2CPP
  • Added emulator detection pattern
    • The latest NOX version(6.2.7.0)

January 29, 2019

Feature Updates

  • Improved the compatibility for the latest Unity version

December 27, 2018

Feature Updates

  • Enhanced NHN AppGuard self-protection
  • Added obfuscation of Dex Loader
  • Added hooking detection pattern
  • Added rooting detection pattern
  • Added emulator detection pattern
  • Enhanced the Unity IL2CPP build protection feature
    • IL2CPP Dumper Tool Prevention

November 27, 2018

Feature Updates

  • Enhanced encryption for Unity il2cpp build
  • Enhanced hooking detection

October 23, 2018

Feature Updates

  • Added the feature of confirming NHN AppGuard application
  • Enhanced rooting detection
  • Enhanced debugging detection

August 28, 2018

Bug Fixes

  • NHN AppGuard Unity SDK
    • Fixed integration bugs for Unity 5 or lower versions

July 24, 2018

Feature Updates

  • Supports Unreal Engine 4
    • Supports protection of game codes for Unreal Engine 4

June 26, 2018

Feature Updates

  • Upgraded compatibility for Android P(9.0)
  • NHN AppGuard Unity SDK
    • Supports UNITY 2018

May 29, 2018

Feature Updates

  • Enhanced detection of memory manipulation
    • Enhanced the detection feature of memory manipulation based on cheating tools

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed excessive battery consumption by the anti-debugging feature of Level 3

April 24, 2018

Feature Updates

  • Supports game code encryption for Unity il2cpp build
    • Supports il2cpp build by extending game code encryption, which was supported only for Mono builds
  • Improved anti-debugging (app analysis prevention technology)
    • Enhanced functionality and stability

February 20, 2018

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed errors in which apps with NHN AppGuard Level2 were not running properly on the Momo App Player 1.2.1 version

January 24, 2018

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed errors on particular Android 8.x devices, for which Level 2 was not properly executed on apps developed with Unity 2017

December 21, 2017

Feature Updates

  • Enhanced speed hack detection on Unity

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an error that occurred during the protection operation in the latest version of Unity Personal (2017.x.x version)
  • Fixed unnecessary size increase of apk when protecting multi-dex (3 or more) apps

August 24, 2017

Feature Updates

  • Removed the Charged/Charge-Free selection window (as of September 1)
  • Supports Android 8.0

Bug Fixes

  • Modified the module (CLIUpdater.exe) that automatically updates the NHN AppGuard CLI(AppGuard.exe), which requires updates
  • Requires CLI of latest SDK (if you don't want automatic updates, add --noUpdate as CLI option)

July 20, 2017

Feature Updates

  • Fixed an error in which the callback function was not called when detected, on Level 1~3
  • Sets volume optimization as an option for Level 1~3

June 22, 2017

Feature Updates

  • Includes NHN AppGuard modules for each architecture, when using 64 bit architecture for x86_64 and jni for arm64-v8a.
  • Divides SDK download paths for Android from iOS(Beta)
  • Free service for iOS (Beta) users
  • Enhanced module detection of the NHN AppGuard itself
  • Extended the subject for Unity3D DLL file encryption
  • Encrypted default and additional DLL files of Unity (Level 3)

May 25, 2017

Feature Updates

  • Simplified the application method for Android
  • Previously: Protection after SDK integration
  • Now: Application is available only with protection (although SDK integration is required selectively, such as user ID identifier for registration, it is much simpler than before.)
  • Restructure App Protection Level
  • Level 1: Basic security detection, like abnormal behavior and pattern-based
  • Level 2: Level1 + Enhanced security, including code encryption and app forgery prevention
  • Level 3: Level2 + More upgraded security features (which is recommended only for the specially guided, since some services may need stability checks)
  • Level ex: Requires SDK integration, providing security between Level 1 to Level 2 (recommended only when there's conflict with other security solutions)

April 20, 2017

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed some app installation issues when app forgery prevention is applied
  • Enhanced compatibility with apps that use external resources when app forgery prevention is applied
  • Fixed app guard build error in version 5.6 of Unity3d

April 4, 2017

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed multidex bugs of app forgery prevention

March 23, 2017

Feature Updates

  • [SDK] Added the support of Unity3d il2cpp build

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where blocking logic was not executed normally when policy update was delayed
  • Fixed an issue where unnecessary exceptions were output to Android logs

January 19, 2017

Feature Updates

  • [SDK] Newly deployed NHN AppGuard iOS SDK
  • Enhanced the app forgery prevention feature

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed synchronization error between policy settings and detection logic
  • Fixed crash issue based on network conditions (updates on log transfer library)

December 22, 2016

Feature Updates

  • Added detection pattern of cheating tool
  • [Console] Added the NHN AppGuard Engine version information to detection logs

December 8, 2016

Feature Updates

  • Added rooting detection pattern
  • [SDK] Added multi-lingual setting API at message when blocking in NHN AppGuard

Bug Fixes

  • [Console] Fixed an error that the protection failed but appears to be successful on the web console

November 24, 2016

Feature Updates

  • [SDK] Updated NHN AppGuard SDK(tcag.jar)
  • [Console] Added notice on NHN AppGuard Web Console

October 20, 2016

Feature Updates

  • [API] Changed parameter for the NHN AppGuard SDK integration feature
  • [SDK] Added auto tool updates for NHN AppGuard CLI(Command Line Build)

September 29, 2016

Bug Fixes

  • [Console] Fixed the location error of pop-up for the consent of Terms, and linkage error
  • [Console] Fixed UI breaks when protecting app

September 8, 2016

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed false positives of speed hack detection in Android 7.0

August 18, 2016

Feature Updates

  • Updated detection pattern
  • Supports Android N
  • [Console] Allows the search of iOS logs
  • [Console] Allows to change the number of logs displayed on a page (fixed 15 -> select 15/30/50)

August 4, 2016

Feature Updates

  • Enhance detection of speed manipulation

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed some errors due to Timer
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