Newton Mail – Email & Calendar 9.4.61 (Android / Google Play)

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This application is available for Android. This app is designed to be simple in-use app to help to connect all email accounts into one spot. The latest build was released on June 30, 2017. Our latest check was performed on Oct 7th, 2016.

Findings Summary

Our examination revealed total 24 items, where were 8 DAR items and 16 DIT items found. Among DAR items were found 0 worst items, 8 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:

Newton is a subscription-based service that supercharges your email with power features like Read Receipts, Snooze, Send Later, Undo Send, Sender Profile, Connected Apps and more across Android Phone, Tablet and Wear. Comes with a 14-day free trial.

Newton is available as an in-app subscription for $49.99/yr. That’s about $4/mo for something that you use dozens of times every day.

Works with Gmail, Exchange, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail/Outlook, iCloud, Google Apps, Office 365 and all IMAP accounts.
Supports Calendar for Gmail, Google Apps, and Exchange (EWS). Manage your email & Calendar without switching between apps.
What Happens After 14 Days
The app stops working. You won’t get new emails, push notifications and access to power features Read Receipts, Send Later, Snooze & more. Definitely not an email experience we recommend.
Sign Up Once, Use Everywhere
Your Newton account is your key to all things Newton. Use it to instantly access your email anytime, across ALL your devices. It’s that simple.
With your account, you can have all your email preferences and settings synced magically across devices – be it Android Phone, Tablet, Wear or Mac.
Why Newton is the only email app you need

  • Instant push notifications for ALL types of email – Gmail, Hotmail/Outlook, Exchange, Yahoo Mail, iCloud, Google Apps, Office 365 and any IMAP account.
  • Read Receipts – Get read-status for every email you send. Also get notified as soon as the email is read. Know exactly who read your email with individual mail tracking.
  • Send Later – Schedule emails to be sent later and have them delivered to the recipient’s inbox at just the right moment. Also, you can stop the scheduled email if the recipient emails you in between.
  • Sender Profile – Know more about the people who email you. Get job titles, organization​ info, location, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter profiles & more. Send better emails by knowing the context and background of the sender.
  • Snooze – Set your emails to come back to Inbox at a more convenient time. Got an important email while travelling? Just Snooze to Desktop and deal with it only when you’re ready. Snooze emails, not productivity.
  • Connected Apps – Complete your workflow without leaving your email. Add important emails to your favorite productivity apps like Todoist, Evernote, OneNote, Pocket, Trello, Zendesk, Salesforce and Asana.
  • Undo Send – Pull back that email blunder you just sent. Especially useful when you’re on mobile and need to reply in a hurry.
  • 2-step verification – Protect your Newton account with both your password & phone.
  • One-click Unsubscribe – Instantly unsubscribe from unwanted email newsletters.
  • Custom Inbox Swipes – Customizable long/short swipes for actions like Delete, Archive, Mark as Read, Mark as Spam and more.
  • Attach files from Google Drive, Box, Dropbox, OneDrive & more.
  • Save email attachments to your favorite​ cloud storage service like Google Drive, Box, Dropbox, OneDrive etc. with ease.
  • Remote Wipe your data in case you lose your device.
  • Custom Folder Sync – Get notified about emails that land in your folders.
  • Language support – English, French, German, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Dutch and Thai.

But wait..there’s more!

  • HTML signatures
  • Email Aliases
  • Turn on/off Conversations
  • Swipe between emails
  • Easy on battery and data
  • Passcode Lock
  • Mark as Spam
  • Interactive notifications
  • Unified Inbox

Newton is available as an in-app subscription for $49.99 per year.
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. Manage your subscriptions in Account Settings.
Privacy Policy: https://newtonhq.com/k/privacypolicy
Terms of Use: https://newtonhq.com/k/TOS

Protection levels.

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

Locally stored data groups include Analytics ‘n’ Ads Information, Credentials Information, Log Information, Message 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.

– 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 (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 (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 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,

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

– 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,

– Document List (‘Log 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 stored in local or network logs,

– 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 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, Events 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.

– 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,

– 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,

– 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.,

– 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,

– 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,

– Preview (‘Message Information’ Group) – Some pieces of info downloaded locally or to show only on display only like a preview of emails, social posts, documents, thumbnails, etc. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be all message, including SMS, MMS, social and IM messages with or without attachments,

– Calendar Details (‘Events Information’ Group) – Details of calendar events like date and time, time zone, place, participant’s info, calendar body, notes, attachments, etc. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any events with details about event,

– 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,

– Contact Short Profile (‘Events Information’ Group) – Name, Email ID, Phone number of contacts. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any events with details about event

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.

Privacy Policy

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