Evernote – stay organized. (Android / Google Play)

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This application is available for Android. This app is designed to keep your notes & thoughts organized and share them with contributors. The latest build was released on May 30, 2017. Our latest check was performed on May 17th, 2017.

Findings Summary

Our examination revealed total 45 items, where were 24 DAR items and 21 DIT items found. Among DAR items were found 0 worst items, 19 bad items, 0 good items, and 4 best items. Among DIT items were found 0 worst items, 0 bad items, 21 good items, and 0 best items.

Below you find 3 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:

“Use Evernote as the place you put everything … Don’t ask yourself which device it’s on—it’s in Evernote” – The New York Times
“When it comes to taking all manner of notes and getting work done, Evernote is an indispensable tool.” – PC Mag

*GET ORGANIZED*

Evernote gives you the tools you need to keep your work effortleSSLy organized:

  • Write, collect and capture ideas as searchable notes, notebooks, checklists and to-do lists
  • Take notes in a variety of formats, including: text, sketches, photos, audio, video, PDFs, web clippings and more
  • Use camera capture to easily scan and comment on pieces of paper, including printed documents, business cards, handwriting and sketches
  • Attach Microsoft Office docs, PDFs and photos
  • Organize your receipts, bills and invoices
  • Use Evernote as a digital notepad and easy-to-format word processor for all your thoughts as they come

*SYNC ANYWHERE*
Evernote gives you the ability to sync and comment on content across all devices:

  • Sync everything automatically across any computer, phone or tablet
  • Start your task working on one device and continue on another without ever missing a beat

*SHARE YOUR IDEAS*
Evernote gives you the tools to share, discuss and collaborate productively with others:

  • Create, share and discuss with the people who help get your work done, all in one app
  • Search within pictures and annotate images to give quick feedback
  • Get inspired and brainstorm creative ideas with your team by working collaboratively in the same documents

*EVERNOTE IN EVERYDAY LIFE*

  • Make personal checklists to keep your thoughts organized
  • Set reminders to keep on top of activities and write to-do lists
  • Gather, capture and store every thought you need to stay productive
  • Plan events such as holidays, weddings or parties

*EVERNOTE IN BUSINESS*

  • Create agendas, write memos and craft presentations
  • Annotate documents with comments and thoughts during team meetings, then share with colleagues
  • Get your projects underway faster and maximize productivity by letting multiple participants access and work on different aspects alongside each other

*EVERNOTE IN EDUCATION*

  • Keep up with lecture notes so you don’t miss a vital thought
  • Clip and highlight articles from the web for academic research
  • Access and highlight searchable documents
  • Plan and collaborate for better academic group work
  • Discuss and annotate notes and drafts

*HOME SCREEN WIDGET*
Access Evernote easier and faster using the Home screen widget

  • 1×1 widget – Need to quickly get to a note, capture something on camera, or search? Pull your favorite feature out of the app into a single icon to give you instant access
  • 4×1 Action bar – Select from 11 different actions to create your personal choice of shortcuts
  • 4×2 List widget – Shortcuts to key actions of your choosing as well as a list of notes. The type of note is up to you. Designate a specific notebook, use recent notes to get back into what you were just editing, or populate it with your reminders to stay aware of your to-dos


Also available from Evernote:
EVERNOTE PLUS – More space. More devices. More freedom.

  • 1 GB of new uploads each month
  • Unlimited number of devices
  • Access your notes and notebooks offline
  • Save emails to Evernote

$3.99 monthly, $34.99 annually
EVERNOTE PREMIUM – The ultimate workspace.

  • 10 GB of new uploads each month
  • Unlimited number of devices
  • Access your notes and notebooks offline
  • Save emails to Evernote
  • Search inside Office docs and attachments
  • Annotate PDFs
  • Scan and digitize business cards
  • Show notes as presentations, instantly

$7.99 monthly, $69.99 annually
Price may vary by location. Subscriptions will be charged to your credit card through your Google account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless cancelled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You will not be able to cancel the subscription once activated. Manage your subscriptions in Account Settings.

Protection levels.

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

Locally stored data groups include Log Information, Credentials Information, Account Information, Application Information, Personal ‘n’ Private Information, Documents Information, Events Information, Device Information.
The average DAR value is 3.98 points (7.00 points of system protection and 0.96 points of own protection). It is higher than a typical value (3.5 points, where’s 7 points of system protection and 0 points of own protection).

Items’ GROUP #1 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.

– 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,

– Credentials (IDs) (‘Credentials 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 any types of credentials including basic (IDs only), passwords, tokens, 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,

– 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 Settings ‘n’ Configs (‘Account Information’ Group) – Information about your account settings and configurations. 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,

– Environment (‘Log 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 information stored in local or network logs,

– Tracked Data ‘n’ Favorites (‘Personal ‘n’ Private Information’ Group) – Any favorites data or tracked data marked as desirable by users and for users (Means, user is on FB messenger, Viber, bank client or favourite hotel, room type, flight route, airline). This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any personal and private info is not grabbed from the 3rd party social networks or your IDs,

– Contact Short Profile (‘Documents Information’ Group) – Name, Email ID, Phone number of contacts. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any documents stored locally, uploaded, downloaded, synchronized in any file format,

– Notes (‘Documents Information’ Group) – Different notes stored locally or sync with server including all notes/tasks details. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any documents stored locally, uploaded, downloaded, synchronized in any file format,

– Media Data (‘Documents Information’ Group) – Any info like images, audios, videos, media notes, etc. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any documents stored locally, uploaded, downloaded, synchronized in any file format,

– Address Data (‘Documents Information’ Group) – Home, work or another type of owner address stored by apps. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any documents stored locally, uploaded, downloaded, synchronized in any file format,

– Application Certificates ‘n’ Profile (‘Log Information’ Group) – Configuration files are known as certificates and profile for devices and apps including VPNs. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information stored in local or network logs,

– Application Events (‘Log Information’ Group) – App events referred to user actions ‘n’ activities were done. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information stored in local or network logs,

– Credentials (IDs) (‘Log 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 any information stored in local or network logs,

– Application Configs (‘Log Information’ Group) – Different configuration files created by your app, perhaps app permissions. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information stored in local or network logs,

– Account Settings ‘n’ Configs (‘Log Information’ Group) – Information about your account settings and configurations. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information stored in local or network logs,

– Document Details (‘Log Information’ Group) – Common info about documents synchronized or stored locally (properties like size, date and time, etc.). This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information stored in local or network logs,

– GEO Data (‘Documents 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 documents stored locally, uploaded, downloaded, synchronized in any file format,

– Calendar Events (‘Events Information’ Group) – Some info about calendar events like date and time and calendar body. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any events with details about event,

– 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

Items’ GROUP #2 with average value 7.50 points (7 points of system protection, 8 points of own protection) means data protection levels have following definitions. Frankly talking, compliance but there are publicly known techniques to access the data including forensics one where system protection level means – root/jailbreak is required but not possible without wiping device data, and own protection level means – compliance encryption algorithms ‘n’ security mechanisms implementations.

– Credentials (Tokens) (‘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 give full access to your account). This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any types of credentials including basic (IDs only), passwords, tokens, etc.,

– Credentials (App Passwords) (‘Credentials Information’ Group) – Apps based passwords or PINs you’re using to get access to some features of services per your account for some apps while two-factor authentication turned on (usually can’t use to your account). This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any types of credentials including basic (IDs only), passwords, tokens, etc.

Items’ GROUP #3 with average value 7.00 points (7 points of system protection, 7 points of own protection) means data protection levels have following definitions. Frankly talking, compliance but there are publicly known techniques to access the data including forensics one where system protection level means – root/jailbreak is required but not possible without wiping device data, and own protection level means – data stored in system protected place like keychain (no additional protection still).

– Credentials (App Local/Sync Passwords) (‘Credentials Information’ Group) – Apps based passwords or PINs for local device-to-device pairing like mobile device and PC to sync something (docs, configs, and so on). 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 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 Credentials Information, Application Information, Social Information, Events Information, Account Information, Documents Information, Location ‘n’ Maps Information.
The average DIT value is 6.00 points (6.00 points of system protection and 6.00 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 6.00 points (6 points of system protection, 6 points of own protection) means data protection levels have following definitions. Frankly talking, protection and privacy issues are still possible but might involve interaction with an app code where system protection level means – MITM prevented or fake certificate importing prevented, but plaintext non-protected traffic is intercepted, and own protection level means – SSL pinning (can be patched).

– Credentials (IDs) (‘Credentials 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 any types of credentials including basic (IDs only), passwords, tokens, etc.,

– Credentials (Passwords) (‘Credentials 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 any types of credentials including basic (IDs only), passwords, tokens, etc.,

– Credentials (Tokens) (‘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 give full access to your account). This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any types of credentials including basic (IDs only), passwords, tokens, etc.,

– 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,

– 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,

– Work/Edu Details (‘Social Information’ Group) – Full info about your or friend work/Edu activity, including job titles, company names, references, reviews, projects, public materials, etc. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be info grabbed from 3rd party social networks,

– 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,

– Calendar Events (‘Events Information’ Group) – Some info about calendar events like date and time and calendar body. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any events with details about event,

– 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,

– Notes (‘Documents Information’ Group) – Different notes stored locally or sync with server including all notes/tasks details. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any documents stored locally, uploaded, downloaded, synchronized in any file format,

– Media Data (‘Documents Information’ Group) – Any info like images, audios, videos, media notes, etc. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any documents stored locally, uploaded, downloaded, synchronized in any file format,

– GEO Data (‘Documents 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 documents stored locally, uploaded, downloaded, synchronized in any file format,

– Address Data (‘Documents Information’ Group) – Home, work or another type of owner address stored by apps. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any documents stored locally, uploaded, downloaded, synchronized in any file format,

– 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.,

– Address Data (‘Location ‘n’ Maps Information’ Group) – Home, work or another type of owner address stored by apps. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any geodata from trackers, social networks, GPS, etc.,

– Tracked Data ‘n’ Favorites (‘Documents Information’ Group) – Any favorites data or tracked data marked as desirable by users and for users (Means, user is on FB messenger, Viber, bank client or favourite hotel, room type, flight route, airline). This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any documents stored locally, uploaded, downloaded, synchronized in any file format,

– Account Settings ‘n’ Configs (‘Account Information’ Group) – Information about your account settings and configurations. 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 (‘Account 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 profiles, basic credential IDs like email or username or phone number plus some more info depends on applications,

– Meta (‘Documents Information’ Group) – Any info that gives extra data like EXIF. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any documents stored locally, uploaded, downloaded, synchronized in any file format

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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