File Commander – File Manager/Explorer 4.1.15226 (Android / Google Play)

This application is available for Android. This app is designed to be an addon to the mobile office application OfficeSuite that supports common office file formats and extends itself via cloud storage. The latest build was released on July 10, 2017. Our latest check was performed on Oct 7th, 2016.

Findings Summary

Our examination revealed total 38 items, where were 16 DAR items and 22 DIT items found. Among DAR items were found 0 worst items, 15 bad items, 0 good items, and 1 best item. Among DIT items were found 0 worst items, 0 bad items, 22 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:

A new fresher look makes File Commander the most intuitive file manager in the world

File Commander is a feature-rich, powerful file manager that allows you to handle any file on your Android device or cloud storage via a clean and intuitive interface. You can separately handle libraries of pictures, music, videos, documents, as well as rename, delete, move, zip, convert and send files with just a few taps. Also, with our File Converter feature, you can easily convert your files into one of more 1200 different formats.
Taking full advantage of Android N, including allowing an optional login profile that saves your settings across devices, our latest version features the new Secure Mode that lets you hide and encrypt files from other device users, and also the Storage Analyzer which provides detailed storage functions, analytics and statistics.
TAKE FULL CONTROL OF YOUR DEVICE – Do more with your Android smartphone or tablet

  • File Converter – perform over 1200 types of conversions and convert your files into more than 100 other formats
  • Screen Sharing – easily share your display with other devices on the same network
  • Login profile can save your app settings and personalizations across devices
  • Categories for your Music, Picture, and Video files, along with sections for Archives, Documents, and more
  • Sort your files by location: Cloud accounts, network addresses, local files, and Downloads
  • Easily manage external storage such as microSD cards and USB OTG drives (if supported)

REMOTE FILE ACCESS AND SHARING – Get to your files from anywhere

  • PC File Transfer – Now you are able to manage your files and folders even easier directly from your PC > Check out how it works: https://youtu.be/03JYXQeF3iw
  • Access Windows/SMB based local network locations, FTP/FTPS servers, and Remote shares (for Sony Xperia devices)
  • Cloud accounts support for: Google Drive, DropBox, Box, Amazon Cloud Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, and SugarSync
  • Link up with nearby devices via Bluetooth
  • Share files easily using a wide range of sending options

FILE AND FOLDER MANAGEMENT – Powerful tools put desktop-grade features in your pocket

  • Fully-customizable Home screen with quick access tiles
  • Find on-device files quickly with local search options
  • Manage your files with cut, copy, paste, rename, and compress operations
  • Quickly pick up where you left off using the Recent files feature
  • Send time-consuming file operations to the background so you can continue working

GET EVEN MORE WITH FILE COMMANDER PREMIUM – Premium features right at your fingertips

  • Secure Mode lets you hide and encrypt your files and folders, making them invisible outside of File Commander
  • At-a-glance view of all your files and folders using the Storage Analyzer
  • Bookmark your files and folders
  • Recycle Bin* so you can delete and restore files
  • Access to hidden files and folders
  • Ad-free

*Recycle Bin file restoring feature only available in File Commander Premium.
File Commander granted permissions – http://www.mobisystems.com/android/file-commander-professional/permissions/

 

Protection levels.

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

Locally stored data groups include Device Information, Storage Information, Analytics ‘n’ Ads Information, Application Information, Credentials Information, Account Information, Documents Information.
The average DAR value is 3.72 points (7.00 points of system protection and 0.44 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.

– 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,

– Credentials (IDs) (‘Storage 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 referred to storage like credentials, settings, documents and so on,

– 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,

– Credentials (Tokens) (‘Storage 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 information referred to storage like credentials, settings, documents and so on,

– 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 Data (‘Account Information’ Group) – Any info like images, audios, videos, media notes, etc. 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,

– Sync Documents (‘Documents Information’ Group) – Documents synchronized or locally stored on your device as is or converted into another file formats (like.pdf or set of separated jpg file per each .pdf file. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any documents stored locally, uploaded, downloaded, synchronized in any file format,

– Sync Documents (‘Storage Information’ Group) – Documents synchronized or locally stored on your device as is or converted into another file formats (like.pdf or set of separated jpg file per each .pdf file. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information referred to storage like credentials, settings, documents and so on,

– Document Details (‘Documents 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 documents stored locally, uploaded, downloaded, synchronized in any file format,

– Tracked Data ‘n’ Favorites (‘Storage 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 information referred to storage like credentials, settings, documents and so on,

– Local ‘n’ Network Paths (‘Documents Information’ Group) – Paths about local or networks directories, folders, files. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any documents stored locally, uploaded, downloaded, synchronized in any file format,

– Document Details (‘Storage 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 referred to storage like credentials, settings, documents and so on,

– Local ‘n’ Network Paths (‘Storage Information’ Group) – Paths about local or networks directories, folders, files. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information referred to storage like credentials, settings, documents and so on,

– Document List (‘Documents Information’ Group) – The list of documents stored local or synchronized over the Internet. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any documents stored locally, uploaded, downloaded, synchronized in any file format,

– Document List (‘Storage Information’ Group) – The list of documents stored local or synchronized over the Internet. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information referred to storage like credentials, settings, documents and so on

Items’ GROUP #2 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 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.

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 Device Information, Analytics ‘n’ Ads Information, Credentials Information, Account Information, Storage Information, Documents 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.

– 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,

– Locale ‘n’ TimeZone (‘Device Information’ Group) – Details about your locale, languages, time zone, country and so on. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be details about your device,

– 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,

– Advertisement Data (‘Analytics ‘n’ Ads Information’ Group) – Advertisement data in text, media, video or any other state. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any info related to analytics services like Flurry, Google Analytics, etc. or advertisements,

– 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.,

– 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,

– Credentials (Passwords) (‘Storage 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 information referred to storage like credentials, settings, documents and so on,

– Credentials (Tokens) (‘Storage 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 information referred to storage like credentials, settings, documents and so on,

– Credentials (IDs) (‘Storage 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 referred to storage like credentials, settings, documents and so on,

– Sync Documents (‘Storage Information’ Group) – Documents synchronized or locally stored on your device as is or converted into another file formats (like.pdf or set of separated jpg file per each .pdf file. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information referred to storage like credentials, settings, documents and so on,

– Document List (‘Storage Information’ Group) – The list of documents stored local or synchronized over the Internet. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information referred to storage like credentials, settings, documents and so on,

– Document Details (‘Storage 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 referred to storage like credentials, settings, documents and so on,

– Media URLs (‘Storage 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 any information referred to storage like credentials, settings, documents and so on,

– URLs (‘Storage Information’ Group) – Different types of URLs referred to your files stored in clouds, profiles, social accounts, media files available online, etc. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information referred to storage like credentials, settings, documents and so on,

– Account Data (‘Storage 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 information referred to storage like credentials, settings, documents and so on,

– 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,

– Personalization (‘Documents Information’ Group) – Info describes user preferences, favorites, tracked data, search requests, suggestions, etc. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any documents stored locally, uploaded, downloaded, synchronized in any file format,

– Document Details (‘Analytics ‘n’ Ads 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 info related to analytics services like Flurry, Google Analytics, etc. or advertisements,

– News (‘Analytics ‘n’ Ads Information’ Group) – Any news non-important data types like NY magazine’s news. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any info related to analytics services like Flurry, Google Analytics, etc. or advertisements,

– Application Events (‘Analytics ‘n’ Ads Information’ Group) – App events referred to user actions ‘n’ activities were done. 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 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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