OfficeSuite : Free Office + PDF Editor 9.0.8839 (Android / Google Play)

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

Findings Summary

Our examination revealed total 23 items, where were 9 DAR items and 14 DIT items found. Among DAR items were found 0 worst items, 8 bad items, 0 good items, and 1 best item. Among DIT items were found 0 worst items, 0 bad items, 14 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:

OfficeSuite lets you easily view, edit, and create Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents, and perform advanced PDF operations. Complete with our integrated file manager, this is the most feature-rich mobile office solution available on Android.
Preloaded by top manufacturers including Sony, Amazon, Sharp, Acer, Alcatel, Kyocera, Toshiba and more.

  • The most downloaded office app on Google Play
  • Delivers the most exclusive features over any other office app
  • Installed on 200 million devices in 195 countries and counting

GOOGLE PLAY EDITORS’ CHOICE
INFOWORLD”S TOP MOBILE OFFICE
LIFEHACKER”S BEST ANDROID OFFICE APP
PCMAG EDITORS’ CHOICE AWARD
THE LATEST OFFICESUITE IS SPECIALLY DESIGNED AROUND ANDROID N:

  • NEW Open documents or create new ones faster than ever with the new Quick access notification drawer
  • Integrated spell checker available in more than 40 languages now guarantees that your work in Word is impeccably written
  • With the enhanced mouse support for Chromebooks users can now work faster and easier than ever.
  • Samsung S8 DeX dock support ensures a desktop-like document viewing and editing experience.
  • OfficeSuite Drive – you can now store up to 15.0 GB of documents in the cloud
  • Create a profile and sync your settings across all your devices with one tap
  • Work on two documents simultaneously using split-screen mode with drag-and-drop support (Android 7 and up)
  • Open multiple documents simultaneously
  • Create custom headers, footers, and page number options for Documents
  • Choose between beautiful new themes to create great presentations
  • Protect individual sheets and cells in Spreadsheets for extra security
  • Cast presentations across multiple devices on the same network with Share Cast
  • Use Quick Sign to easily sign a PDF using your digital signature

KEY FEATURES:

  • View, create and edit complex office documents using a familiar desktop-style interface
  • Full compatibility with Microsoft formats including DOC, DOCX, DOCM, XLS, XLSX, XLSM, PPT, PPTX, PPS, PPSX, PPTM, PPSM
  • Support for PDF files including PDF camera scanning, Export to PDF and Fillable forms
  • Additional support for common formats like RTF, TXT, LOG, CSV, EML, ZIP; (Open Office – ODT, ODS and ODP – support available as in-app purchase)
  • Text-to-Speech support for documents and PDFs
  • Integrated with File Commander for advanced synchronization and quick and easy access to both local and remote files
  • Sharing via cloud services like OfficeSuite Drive, Box, DropBox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Amazon Cloud Drive and SugarSync, as well as over email and Bluetooth
  • PDF security and editing features including digital signatures support, permissions management, text to PDF, and annotations
  • View documents the way they”re meant to be seen with the Microsoft Compatibility Font Pack (available as an add-on).
  • Available in 68 languages

ALSO AVAILABLE AS PART OF OFFICESUITE PREMIUM:

  • Security features – work with password protected files
  • Export PDFs to Word, Excel, or ePub and convert any file to PDF
  • Track changes with multiple authors support

OfficeSuite granted permissions- http://www.mobisystems.com/android_office/full-features.html#permissions

 

Protection levels.

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

Locally stored data groups include Device Information, Analytics ‘n’ Ads Information, Application Information, Credentials Information, Account Information, Documents Information.
The average DAR value is 3.89 points (7.00 points of system protection and 0.78 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,

– 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,

– 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,

– 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,

– 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 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

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, Documents Information, News 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,

– 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,

– News (‘News Information’ Group) – Any news non-important data types like NY magazine’s news. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be typical news data like ny magazine,

– 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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