App in the Air: Flight Tracker (Android / Google Play)

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This application is available for Android. This app is designed to bring your personal flying assistant that keeps you up-to-date with your flight: real time status, airport tips and in-airport navigation maps, flight profile with all your flights logged. The latest build was released on June 30, 2017. Our latest check was performed on Feb 10th, 2017.

Findings Summary

Our examination revealed total 29 items, where were 11 DAR items and 18 DIT items found. Among DAR items were found 0 worst items, 11 bad items, 0 good items, and 0 best items. Among DIT items were found 0 worst items, 0 bad items, 18 good items, and 0 best items.

Below you find 2 infographics summarizing what we described above. Each image provides information about both DAR and DIT items.

 

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Everything presented below is related to well-known CWEs, such as Sensitive data leakage [CWE-200], Unsafe sensitive data storage [CWE-312], Unsafe sensitive data transmission [CWE-319]. You can read more about it here.

Now let’s go deeper and examine each data item’s protection level.

 

Application Description

Let’s cite the description of this application below:

App in the Air – your personal flying assistant that keeps you up-to-date with your flight: real time status, airport tips and in-airport navigation maps, flight profile with all your flights logged. Even more: app works offline (gate changes and flight status updates are delivered via SMS which requires no data roaming). And we are also have Android Wear app, don”t forget to try it!
Automatic check-in. Sit back and relax, the rest is on us. Automatic check-in for 2 passengers: you can add second passenger for automatic check-in and we will check you in together if its possible.
Featured in Business Insider”s 100 Greatest Apps and “Your Verse” commercial.
Flight tracking bot: you can try our Facebook Messenger bot to track flights without installing the app (http://messenger.com/t/appintheair)
The biggest coverage worldwide that includes:

  • North American Airlines: American, Delta, United, Southwest, Air Canada, JetBlue, Alaska, WestJet, Aeromexico, Spirit & much more
  • Over 1000 airlines worlwide: KLM, Ryanair, China Eastern, Lufthansa, LATAM, China Southern, easyJet, Singapore, British Airways and others
  • All major US airports: Hartsfield-Jackson, Los Angeles (LAX), O”Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Denver International, JFK, SFO, Charlotte and much more
  • Busiest world airports – over 5000: Heathrow, Beijing, Haneda, Dubai, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Soekarno-Hatta and others
  • All alliances: Skyteam, Star Alliance, Oneworld

Know everything about your flight:

  • Don’t miss your flight – we will remind you about any changes of upcoming flight even without Internet!
  • Manage your time at airport – each flight has been broken into 4 stages: checkin/boarding/takeoff/landing time
  • Care about relatives? You can track their flight too.

Be prepared in advance:

  • Take a chance to get best seat in plane – reminders about opening online checkin straight from the app.
  • Find places to eat, internet password, TSA security tips and guidelines – advices from other travels, handy tips and what to expect at the 9 000 different airports.
  • Book airport lounges and purchase access to them with Android Pay
  • Don’t know how to get to the city? We have quick links to book a cab (more than 200 cities worldwide) or express train (Moscow Aeroexpress & Heathrow Express for now)

Remember your travels:

  • TripIt integration allow you to import your itinerary and vice versa: smoothly synchronise your itineraries across TripIt and App in the Air
  • Forward us booking confirmation email to myflight@appintheair.mobi
  • Count miles, hours you’ve flown and airports, airline & aircrafts you’ve visited and earn badges

Moreover:

  • Have an issue with the app? – we have support via email or online chat (in the app)
  • Miss some airports / airlines / features? – we listen to our users and release new updates every 2-3 weeks.

Have questions? Feel free to write anytime on support@appintheair.mobi

 

Protection levels.

Locally stored data (Data-at-Rest, DAR).

Locally stored data groups include Travel Information, Location ‘n’ Maps Information, Log Information, Application Information, Device Information, Social Information, Loyalty Information, Account Information, Analytics ‘n’ Ads Information.
The average DAR value is 3.50 points (7.00 points of system protection and 0.00 points of own protection). It equals to a typical value (3.5 points, where’s 7 points of system protection and 0 points of own protection).

Items with average value 3.50 points (7 points of system protection, 0 points of own protection) means data protection levels have following definitions. Frankly talking, extra data found that shouldn’t be accessed where system protection level means – root/jailbreak is required but not possible without wiping device data, and own protection level means – stored as is.

– Messages (‘Travel Information’ Group) – Different types of messages, conversations, except for SMS, MMS but including recipient and sender IDs and attachments. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any travel info like flight, accommodation, ground transportation, etc.,

– Media Data (‘Location ‘n’ Maps Information’ Group) – Any info like images, audios, videos, media notes, etc. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any geodata from trackers, social networks, GPS, etc.,

– Log Data (‘Log Information’ Group) – Logged any data as a solid file or multipart files. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information stored in local or network logs,

– Access Permissions (‘Application Information’ Group) – The list of permissions linked to access token used to get access to some features of service. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any info related to the app, app settings, including installed apps or installers,

– Environment (‘Device Information’ Group) – Different info about the environment of the device including apps lists, device info, OS name and versions, updates, a list of users, network details, etc. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be details about your device,

– Application Configs (‘Application Information’ Group) – Different configuration files created by your app, perhaps app permissions. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any info related to the app, app settings, including installed apps or installers,

– Media URLs (‘Social Information’ Group) – URLs related to media info such as stream media or profile’s media, etc. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be info grabbed from 3rd party social networks,

– Travel Data (‘Travel Information’ Group) – Some info about accommodation, flight or ground routes. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any travel info like flight, accommodation, ground transportation, etc.,

– Statistics (‘Loyalty Information’ Group) – Some data referred to your activity expressed as statistics (charts, pies, graphs, etc.). This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information related to known reward programs like membership, current rewards, etc.,

– Account Data (‘Account Information’ Group) – Basic info about account like name, a list of sub-account (e.g. financial or other) and some linked data like a phone number. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any info related to profiles, basic credential IDs like email or username or phone number plus some more info depends on applications,

– Account Details (‘Analytics ‘n’ Ads Information’ Group) – Full info about your account including account membership, expiration, profile, linked data and account, etc. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any info related to analytics services like Flurry, Google Analytics, etc. or advertisements

Keep in mind if you’re using some Android devices such Samsung, LG or another device with an unlocked or non-locked loader that allow rooting your device without user action, the system level equals 6 points instead of 7. It means your data can be stolen without involving your actions.

Transferred data (Data-in-Transit, DIT).

Transferred data groups include Application Information, Account Information, Device Information, Location ‘n’ Maps Information, Analytics ‘n’ Ads Information, Social Information, Travel Information, Loyalty Information, Payment ‘n’ Transaction Information, Credentials Information.
The average DIT value is 5.00 points (6.00 points of system protection and 4.00 points of own protection). It is higher than a typical value (4 points, where’s 4 points of system protection and 4 points of own protection).

Items with average value 5.00 points (6 points of system protection, 4 points of own protection) means data protection levels have following definitions. Frankly talking, data is not available all the time or partially accessed where system protection level means – MITM prevented or fake certificate importing prevented, but plaintext non-protected traffic is intercepted, and own protection level means – bypassed by fake/stolen root certificates.

– Application Configs (‘Application Information’ Group) – Different configuration files created by your app, perhaps app permissions. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any info related to the app, app settings, including installed apps or installers,

– Account Data (‘Account Information’ Group) – Basic info about account like name, a list of sub-account (e.g. financial or other) and some linked data like a phone number. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any info related to profiles, basic credential IDs like email or username or phone number plus some more info depends on applications,

– Device Data (‘Device Information’ Group) – Device ID, Device Name, Device OS Name and Version, and jailbroken/root status. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be details about your device,

– GEO Data (‘Location ‘n’ Maps Information’ Group) – Any GEO info stored as plain text referred to the places or tracked activity. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any geodata from trackers, social networks, GPS, etc.,

– Environment (‘Analytics ‘n’ Ads Information’ Group) – Different info about the environment of the device including apps lists, device info, OS name and versions, updates, a list of users, network details, etc. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any info related to analytics services like Flurry, Google Analytics, etc. or advertisements,

– Device Data (‘Analytics ‘n’ Ads Information’ Group) – Device ID, Device Name, Device OS Name and Version, and jailbroken/root status. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any info related to analytics services like Flurry, Google Analytics, etc. or advertisements,

– Media URLs (‘Social Information’ Group) – URLs related to media info such as stream media or profile’s media, etc. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be info grabbed from 3rd party social networks,

– Travel Data (‘Travel Information’ Group) – Some info about accommodation, flight or ground routes. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any travel info like flight, accommodation, ground transportation, etc.,

– Statistics (‘Loyalty Information’ Group) – Some data referred to your activity expressed as statistics (charts, pies, graphs, etc.). This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information related to known reward programs like membership, current rewards, etc.,

– Card Full Information (‘Payment ‘n’ Transaction Information’ Group) – All details about card include short info, holder address, bank info and CVC, CVV, CVV2. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be details about transactions and payment data involved into transaction records,

– Card Short Information (‘Payment ‘n’ Transaction Information’ Group) – Some info about card holder, card number full or short) and expiration. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be details about transactions and payment data involved into transaction records,

– Contact Short Profile (‘Loyalty Information’ Group) – Name, Email ID, Phone number of contacts. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information related to known reward programs like membership, current rewards, etc.,

– Messages (‘Travel Information’ Group) – Different types of messages, conversations, except for SMS, MMS but including recipient and sender IDs and attachments. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any travel info like flight, accommodation, ground transportation, etc.,

– Media Data (‘Location ‘n’ Maps Information’ Group) – Any info like images, audios, videos, media notes, etc. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any geodata from trackers, social networks, GPS, etc.,

– Credentials (IDs) (‘Social Information’ Group) – Only account IDs like app or 3rd party user IDs including emails, phone number, usernames, etc. (depends on apps). This data item related to mentioned group meant to be info grabbed from 3rd party social networks,

– Credentials (Passwords) (‘Social Information’ Group) – Well-known passwords or PINs you’re using to get access to your account (usually it is worse than tokens because it gives full access to your account). This data item related to mentioned group meant to be info grabbed from 3rd party social networks,

– Credentials (Tokens) (‘Social Information’ Group) – Different tokens used to get access to your account, except for passwords but including app or 3rd party tokens, secret keys, etc. (usually give full access to your account). This data item related to mentioned group meant to be info grabbed from 3rd party social networks,

– Credentials (Access IDs) (‘Credentials Information’ Group) – Different tokens used to get access to your account, except for passwords but including app or 3rd party tokens, secret keys, etc. (usually don’t give full access to your account because based on permissions linked to these access tokens). This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any types of credentials including basic (IDs only), passwords, tokens, etc.

Keep in mind if you’re using out-of-date Android < 7.0, the system level equals 4 points instead of 6. It means your data can be stolen with a crafted preinstalled certificate on the device or if someone makes you install a certificate. Also, if you’re using out-of-date Android < 5.0, the system level equals 2 points instead of 4. It means your data can be stolen without involving your actions.

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