Plazius (Android / Google Play)

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This application is available for Android. This app is designed to perform mobile payments and receive gifts. The latest build was released on June 23, 2017. Our latest check was performed on May 17th, 2017

Findings Summary

Our examination revealed total 19 items, where were 6 DAR items and 13 DIT items found. Among DAR items were found 0 worst items, 5 bad items, 1 good item, and 0 best items. Among DIT items were found 0 worst items, 0 bad items, 13 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:

Plazius поможет вам в одно касание и без официанта заплатить за заказ в своем любимом заведении, получив персональное вознаграждение от кафе. Вы также сможете копить бонусные рубли и оплачивать ими часть счета. А если вам понравилось обслуживание, то через plazius вы сможете оставить чаевые, даже если с собой нет наличных.
Сервис уже доступен в 1300+ ресторанах России.

 

Protection levels.

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

Locally stored data groups include Analytics ‘n’ Ads Information, Credentials Information, Log Information.
The average DAR value is 3.75 points (7.00 points of system protection and 0.50 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.

– Device Details (‘Analytics ‘n’ Ads Information’ Group) – Includes basic device details plus hardware key and fingerprints as well as IMEI. 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) (‘Analytics ‘n’ Ads 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 analytics services like Flurry, Google Analytics, etc. or advertisements,

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

– 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 (‘Analytics ‘n’ Ads 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 analytics services like Flurry, Google Analytics, etc. or advertisements

Items’ GROUP #2 with average value 5.00 points (7 points of system protection, 3 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 – root/jailbreak is required but not possible without wiping device data, and own protection level means – extra data like not cleaned db or logs.

– Account Details (‘Log Information’ Group) – Full info about your account including account membership, expiration, profile, linked data and account, etc. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information stored in local or network logs

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 Location ‘n’ Maps Information, Credentials Information, Loyalty Information, Account Information, Payment ‘n’ Transaction 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).

– 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.,

– 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 (Activation IDs) (‘Credentials Information’ Group) – Two-factor activation code received in messages. 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.,

– Credentials (IDs) (‘Loyalty 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 related to known reward programs like membership, current rewards, etc.,

– Credentials (Tokens) (‘Loyalty 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 related to known reward programs like membership, current rewards, etc.,

– Account Details (‘Account Information’ Group) – Full info about your account including account membership, expiration, profile, linked data and account, 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,

– Card Short Number (‘Payment ‘n’ Transaction Information’ Group) – Several digits of your card from 4 to 6 first digits and from 6 to 4 last digits. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be details about transactions and payment data involved into transaction records,

– Card Full Information (‘Payment ‘n’ Transaction Information’ Group) – All details about card include short info, holder address, bank info and CVC, CVV, CVV2. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be details about transactions and payment data involved into transaction records,

– Buyer’s Check (‘Loyalty Information’ Group) – Buyer’s check with transaction details. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information related to known reward programs like membership, current rewards, etc.,

– GEO Data (‘Loyalty 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 information related to known reward programs like membership, current rewards, etc.,

– Place Details (‘Loyalty Information’ Group) – Any info about public place (city, country, address, contacts) stored in text or media file format. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information related to known reward programs like membership, current rewards, etc.,

– Orders & Reservation History (‘Loyalty Information’ Group) – Basic info about orders, reservations, like ID, date and time, amount of payment, and place (depends on apps). This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information related to known reward programs like membership, current rewards, etc.

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

Full application privacy policy is available here.

You may find privacy policy details proceeding the link above to compare developer’s vision on data protection with our results.
This privacy policy published in Russian, even if GB language was chosen, so we put below Google-Translated edition
Rules for participation in the system of mobile payments, bonuses and gifts Plazius
(Hereinafter – Plazius System)
These rules of participation in the System Plazius (hereinafter – the Rules), in accordance with Article 435 of the Civil Code are a public offer addressed to any third party, to participate in the system and, in accordance with paragraph 3 of Article 1286 is a license agreement between Administration and the Participant to use system Plazius. These rules define the rights and obligations of the parties with their participation in Plazius System
Terms and Definitions
Plazius system – a system of mobile payments, bonuses and gifts, which allows for mobile payments in the enterprise, to join the system Plazius, and accumulate bonus rubles to continue to use the accumulated bonus rubles in these enterprises to get a discount equivalent to the amount of bonus rubles to pay for goods and / or services
Administration – LLC “Platius”, which has the exclusive right to use the systems and Plazius govern how systems Plazius in Russia and other countries of the world
The company – a legal entity or individual entrepreneur who sells goods (services), has signed an agreement with the Administration of accession to the System Plazius
User – a natural person who has registered for participation in the System Plazius, in accordance with these rules of participation
Mobile Payment – function Plazius systems enabling to pay for purchases in the Companies using credit cards Participant registered in Plazius System
About – in the form of electronic or paper form, which, when completed and signed acceptance or otherwise as provided in the registration system Plazius System, a natural person is an expression of the consent of the person to participate in the system Plazius in accordance with the Rules for Participation
Bonus ruble – a unit of measurement (bonuses), charged participants of the enterprise, to join the system Plazius, is entitled to receive discounts. Your bonus participant can use to get a discount equivalent to the number of bonus rubles to pay for goods and / or services to enterprises, data accrued bonus rubles to the Participant. The maximum size of the discount is determined by the enterprise
Bonus rubles are not and can not constitute a means of payment or any kind of currency or security. 1 bonus ruble = 1 ruble
Account – a set of accounting and informational data in the data about the Participant, the amount assessed, decommissioned, and spent canceled bonus rubles and current balance. Account Companies offer the participant’s name in accordance with these rules of participation
Electronic card – number encoded in the bar code, unique to each participant within Plazius systems used to identify the user
Promo code – a number unique to the cash or the guest check in Companies within Plazius systems using participant to accept the shares and receipt of remuneration provided the terms of the shares
General provisions
1. Participation in the System Plazius Participant
1.1 Participant Plazius systems may be an individual who has attained the age of eighteen
1.2 Entry into the system is free of charge. A person becomes a Member, fill out a questionnaire in the manner provided by the System. Member of the System indicates Plazius phone number by which he is identified
1.3 By registering in Plazius, Participant confirms the full and unconditional acceptance of these Terms of Participation and the processing conditions of the personal data by the Administration and enterprises
1.4 In the Participant is subject to these Rules of participation with all changes to them from the date of registration of participants in the system Plazius or a person commits the transaction, as a result of which it automatically becomes a participant, and his account will be credited or debited his account will bonus rubles
1.5 Participants in Plazius account is opened for each company
1.6 The administration has the right to refuse the applicant’s participation in the System Plazius in the absence of technical or other opportunities to do so at the time of treatment
1.7 Rules for participation Companies, as applicable, are available on the website Plazius systems located at the Internet: http://gift.plazius.ru
1.8 Member shall immediately notify the Administration of changes in the data, which were provided for participation in the System Plazius, as well as the loss or termination of validity of the telephone number attached to the accounts of participants. Administration is not responsible for the bonus rubles, which have been used by a third party without the consent of the Participant
1.9 The administration has the right to terminate participation in the System Plazius any Member without notice in cases where Member:

  • Does not comply with these rules of participation;
  • Abuse any privileges granted to the Participant;
  • Providing false information, including information, misleading or incorrect information of the Administration or any of the participants in the system Plazius Companies;
    Participation is also terminated if the Participant’s death
    In the event of termination of the participation on the above grounds, bonus rubles to the appropriate account shall be canceled and the account closed
    1.10 A party may terminate its participation in the system at any time by the Administration to terminate the participation notice. Notification shall be made in free form, must contain the mobile phone number which the participants have to logon Plazius, and signature of the Participant
    It sent in electronic form to the address info@plazius.ru. After receipt of the notice by the Administration of the Participant participation in the system is terminated, the account is closed and the bonus rubles canceled
    1.11 The payment of taxes and the possible fulfillment of the obligations related to the participation of the Participant in the System Plazius, are the responsibility of the Participant
  1. Your bonus and receive discounts
    2.1 In the current system members accumulate bonus rubles, which can be used in accordance with these rules of participation
    2.2 bonus rubles credited to the Participant’s Account while shopping or receiving services Participant Companies. Bonus ruble may also be payable on the accounts of participants in the case of promotions or incentive programs offered by the enterprise. Enterprises independently determine the list of goods and services, the acquisition of which the member’s account is charged a certain number of bonus rubles. Your bonus is in accordance with established companies for bonus rubles accrual rules, which information is placed on the system Plazius website and is available in the place of business
    2.3 For Your bonus Participant or shall notify the Company immediately prior to making a purchase or obtain services that this purchase or acquisition of services is a transaction within the system, by presenting their card or phone number at the cash register or if the purchase is done on the phone, by specifying a card or phone number tied to the account. Administration is not responsible in the event that the Participant has not informed the participating companies that purchase is carried out within the framework of systems Plazius
    2.4 Points are awarded rubles enterprise the member’s account only after receiving payment from the user. Administration is not responsible for any delays caused by the fault enterprises, or if the enterprise does not accrued bonus rubles to the Participant
    2.5 When the equipment of systems Plazius committed participants deal with a company in the future is not covered by the system Plazius, and accrued bonus rubles Participant canceled
    2.6 bonus rubles and the rights granted to the Participant within Plazius systems, can not be sold, transferred, ceded to another person or used otherwise than in accordance with these rules of participation. Administration has the right to combine accounts of participants on the basis of their joint written statement
    2.7 bonus rubles can be used only for the Participant of goods and services in the enterprise, which occurred Your bonus
    2.8 In accordance with these Rules of participation and conditions specified in the enterprise, the acquisition by the Participant of goods (services) in ventures certain discount can be given
    2.9 The amount of discount is set at the discretion of the companies participating in the system Plazius
  2. Write-off bonus rubles
    3.1 bonus rubles accrued enterprise can be used by the Participant during the period of participation in the Enterprise System Plazius
    3.2 Write-off bonus rubles from the account of the Participant carried out by order of the Company. If the participant does not agree with the amount written-off bonus rubles, he is obliged to settle this contentious situation directly with the Enterprise. Administration is not responsible for any charges by the Enterprise with the Participant Account Bonus rubles
    3.3 Recovery Administration in the Account of the Participant written off bonus rubles can be made only by order of the Company
  3. Mobile Payment
    4.1 When using the mobile payment, to settle at payment orders ventures settles with the Enterprise:
  • To show the cashier the electronic map;
  • Activate Promo code on the mobile app or Plazius https://plazius.ru site
  1. Disputes and disagreements
    5.1 In the event of disputes arising in connection with the execution of the terms of these Rules, the parties undertake to resolve them through negotiations. In case of failure to reach agreement on contentious issues, they are resolved by the courts at the place of location of the Administration
    5.2 In all that is not regulated by this Agreement Parties are guided by the current Russian legislation
  2. Other terms and conditions
    6.1 The Administration shall have the discretion to make any changes to these rules at any time without prior notification of the Participant. Information on such changes shall be published on the website of Plazius systems on the Internet at the following address: http://plazius.ru
    6.2 Member in accordance with applicable Russian legislation gives the Administration and enterprises consent to the processing of their personal data, including, perform any action (operation) or a set of actions (operations) performed with the use of automation or without the use of such means with personal data, including collection, recording, systematization, accumulation, storage, clarification (update, modification), extraction, use, transfer (distribution, provision of access), depersonalization, blocking, deletion, destruction of personal data; he indicates in the questionnaire and on the website Plazius systems, within the framework and for the implementation of systems Plazius. Member also provides the Administration and enterprises the right to tell him (member) any information of commercial and / or informational nature of the system Plazius or participating in the System Plazius enterprise through any means of communication and communication channels, including email, SMS, email, phone
    6.3 The administration reserves the right to suspend or terminate Plazius system at any time with notice to the participants for three months through the website http://gift.plazius.ru systems and (or) place of business. The administration is not responsible for the suspension or discontinuance of the system in respect of any member’s account
    6.4 The administration does not guarantee the confidentiality of information and data about the Participant and is not responsible for the disclosure of such information is liable, since the transfer of the data is carried out through open channels of communication
    6.5 Administration under no circumstances be liable to the Participant and the Company of material (financial) responsibility for the damage, forced business interruption, loss of business, or other data or information, claims or costs, any damages and lost profits or lost savings, caused by use of or relating to the use Plazius systems, as well as for damages caused by possible errors or misprints in the software, as well as for any claims by third parties
    6.6 The Participant is obliged to observe safety measures when using Plazius systems or transfer login and password to log in Plazius
    6.7 Notice shall be deemed made on behalf of the Administration of the Participant and (or) an entity if it is sent to the mail, e-mail address of the Participant (Enterprises) provided during registration or available on the Internet at the following address: http://gift.plazius.ru
    6.8 Optional contract for the purchase of goods В«BOX TO GO (coffee / tea + croissant / cake)” at a special price can be downloaded here
    6.9 Optional contract for the purchase of service “Haircut Prive” at a special price “Kosmoteka Winery” beauty shop can be downloaded here
    6.10 option contracts for the purchase of services “Subscription 3 glasses for the price of 2” in the restaurant [Tsurtsumiya] can be downloaded here
    6.11 option contracts for the purchase of Services “is dedicated to the coffee” in the restaurant [Tsurtsumiya] can be downloaded here
    6.12 option contracts for the purchase of services “Beer for the price of four for two” in the restaurant [Tsurtsumiya] can be downloaded here
    6.13 option contracts for the purchase of Services “Offer for couples” in the restaurant [Tsurtsumiya] can be downloaded here