MailTime Email Messenger 0.5.0 (Android / Google Play)

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This application is available for Android. This app is designed to rethink the way to use of email apps and become email messenger. The latest build was released on July 15, 2016. Our latest check was performed on Oct 7th, 2016.

Findings Summary

Our examination revealed total 28 items, where were 12 DAR items and 16 DIT items found. Among DAR items were found 0 worst items, 12 bad items, 0 good items, and 0 best items. Among DIT items were found 0 worst items, 0 bad items, 16 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:

MailTime Email Messenger makes email as easy as text messaging. We reformat your cluttered email threads into clean chat bubbles!
Email Messenger by MailTime works with your favorite email services: Gmail, iCloud, Yahoo, Outlook, IMAP Mail, AOL, Microsoft Office 365, Hotmail, MSN, Mail.ru, QQ, 163, 126, Google Apps Mail and more! You can add multiple accounts on MailTime if you like!
Email message anyone with an email address on MailTime and send photos, documents and even voice messages right from your phone. We sync all your emails and intelligently prioritize conversational emails from others such as newsletters so you can easily manage on the go.
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Features

  • “Message” Your Email:
    Email Messenger cuts out annoying clutters to display emails in clean bubbles, just like text-messaging! View your emails as conversations, not threads! When needed, you can always toggle between MailTime and traditional email interface with a simple tap.
  • Communicate:
    Email Messenger sorts all your email messages into Chats and Newsletters based on your email behaviors. It prioritizes emails from friends, so you can focus on communication rather than organization.
  • Group Chats:
    Email conversations in MailTime are just like a group chat. You can easily add, or remove participants with a couple of clicks.
  • Voice Email Messages:
    Record and send voice messages on the go when you want to send something quickly without typing.
  • Too Long; Didn”t Read:
    Similar to Twitter’s 140-character limit, MailTime alerts you if your message is too long. You can still send them, but there is no guarantee that they”ll be read!

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FAQ
“Does my friend need to download Email Messenger app to chat with me?”
No. All your friends need is an email address. Email Messenger leverages email as its platform. Whatever clients or softwares your friends are using, they can still send emails to you via your email address. Email Messenger syncs all your desktop emails, and presents them in a mobile-friendly messaging style.
“What does it look like to someone who doesn”t have the app?”
No change. To non-MailTime users, messages appear as normal emails. If you”d like to view the original email within MailTime, simply tap on the chat bubbles.
“How do I compose a new message?”
Look for the “Write” icon at the top right corner of the screen, tap that, select your recipients, and write in the bubbles. Or you can start a quick chat by clicking a friend from the Contact Lists in the app.
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Media
Fox:
“A great productivity app for you to think about in your daily business.”
LifeHacker:
“Mailtime puts what we love about SMS in an email client.”
Forbes:
“Group email is a disaster. MailTime did a great job making it into a group chat which people are more comfortable with.”
TechCrunch:
“MailTime is different..It makes emails more manageable, easier to read, and quicker to respond to.”
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As featured in Forbes, Business Insider, CNBC, LifeHacker, Fox, and TC Disrupt Startup Battlefield 2014.
We love emails (as long as we are using MailTime)! Talk to us anytime by clicking the “Write to MailTime Team” button or send an email to support@mailtime.com
Follow us on Twitter at @mailtimeapp,
like us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/mailtimeapp
visit our website http://mailtime.com
Have a good MailTime!

 

Protection levels.

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

Locally stored data groups include Address Book ‘n’ Contact Information, Account Information, Application Information, Message 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.

– Contact Profile (‘Address Book ‘n’ Contact Information’ Group) – Full info about contacts including name email id, phone numbers, gender, linked accounts, geodata, stream and social activity. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be info locally stored, cached or transferred over the network and belong to this application if it’s social even,

– Media URLs (‘Address Book ‘n’ Contact 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 locally stored, cached or transferred over the network and belong to this application if it’s social even,

– Media URLs (‘Account 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 info related to profiles, basic credential IDs like email or username or phone number plus some more info depends on applications,

– 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,

– 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,

– 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) (‘Application 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 info related to the app, app settings, including installed apps or installers,

– Attachment Details (‘Message Information’ Group) – Attachment details like size, name and so on. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be all message, including SMS, MMS, social and IM messages with or without attachments,

– Messages (‘Message 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 all message, including SMS, MMS, social and IM messages with or without attachments,

– Contact Short Profile (‘Message Information’ Group) – Name, Email ID, Phone number of contacts. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be all message, including SMS, MMS, social and IM messages with or without attachments,

– Local ‘n’ Network Paths (‘Message Information’ Group) – Paths about local or networks directories, folders, files. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be all message, including SMS, MMS, social and IM messages with or without attachments,

– 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

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, Account Information, Message Information, Credentials Information, Address Book ‘n’ Contact Information, Application Information.
The average DIT value is 5.81 points (6.00 points of system protection and 5.63 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’ GROUP #1 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.

– 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,

– 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,

– 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 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,

– 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,

– Media URLs (‘Account 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 info related to profiles, basic credential IDs like email or username or phone number plus some more info depends on applications

Items’ GROUP #2 with average value 6.50 points (6 points of system protection, 7 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 – tricks to bypass sniffing (hardly to be or can’t be patched to bypass), including non-common or unsupported protocols.

– Messages (‘Message 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 all message, including SMS, MMS, social and IM messages with or without attachments,

– Media Data (‘Message Information’ Group) – Any info like images, audios, videos, media notes, etc. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be all message, including SMS, MMS, social and IM messages with or without attachments,

– Contact Short Profile (‘Message Information’ Group) – Name, Email ID, Phone number of contacts. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be all message, including SMS, MMS, social and IM messages with or without attachments,

– Contact Profile (‘Address Book ‘n’ Contact Information’ Group) – Full info about contacts including name email id, phone numbers, gender, linked accounts, geodata, stream and social activity. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be info locally stored, cached or transferred over the network and belong to this application if it’s social even,

– Contact Social (‘Address Book ‘n’ Contact Information’ Group) – Some info about social account, connections and perhaps social activity. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be info locally stored, cached or transferred over the network and belong to this application if it’s social even,

– 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

Items’ GROUP #3 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.,

– Attachments (‘Message Information’ Group) – Either Raw or encoded attachments files. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be all message, including SMS, MMS, social and IM messages with or without attachments

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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