PureVPN – Best Free VPN 5.7.1 (Android / Google Play)

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This application is available for Android. This app is designed to deliver security, anonymity and encryption in every network by providing VPN service from PureVPN services. The latest build was released on June 6, 2017. Our latest check was performed on Apr 5th, 2017.

Findings Summary

Our examination revealed total 31 items, where were 12 DAR items and 19 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, 18 good items, and 1 best item.

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:

Access the web with complete security and anonymity with the best VPN app – PureVPN.
PureVPN gives you encrypted online security, anonymity and privacy on every network. There are no limitations or speed issues with our service. You are free to do what you want on the web, while being digitally invisible, secure, and protected all the time with a free, fast VPN proxy service.
Here’s what you get with PureVPN:

Wi-Fi VPN | Hotspot VPN | Auto Connect on Launch | 24/7 Live Support | Blazing-Fast Speed | Android Widget | Multi Ports Integration | Split Tunneling | Internet Kill Switch | Reinforced Encryption | Best VPN for Android | Proxy VPN Unlimited | Anonymous Browser |Multiport | Favorite Servers | Ping Servers
We own a self-managed self-engineered super-fast virtual private network of 750+ servers strategically placed in 180+ cities around the globe. In addition, you can use PureVPN on up to 5 devices simultaneously with one account by subscribing to our premium package. Ours is the best VPN service works because it works even in censorship-heavy countries, as we offer Multi Ports Integration to overcome ports and protocols being blocked.
The latest improvement incorporates TCP / UDP protocols for OpenVPN in our multiport feature, which makes it far easier for users to connect quickly without haSSLe.
Also, now you can check the speed of any server via newly introduced Ping Server feature and sort servers according to their ping or alphabetically.
Additionally, you will instantly get:

  • Free 2GB bandwidth
  • Connect securely to un-trusted Wi-Fi Networks
  • Multiport feature for TCP / UDP
  • Ping Test to get fastest servers
  • Internet Kill Switch (5.0 and above)
  • Ever-reliable user support for quick solutions to problems
  • Great UI for easier navigation
  • Internet Kill switch stops all internet activities if the VPN connection drops
  • Maximum protection against hackers and spies
  • Complete security on the internet
  • Seamless streaming on your favorite channels
  • 24/7/365 live chat and email support
  • Stellar encryption for your internet traffic and data
  • Multiple modes for easier connectivity
  • Purpose Selection Tool for every purpose
  • Downloading with 100% anonymity
  • Integrated Split Tunneling
  • Smooth connectivity over Wi-Fi, LTE & 3G
  • Hack-proof security on public Wi-Fi hotspots
  • Support for English, German, French, Dutch, Arabic, Turkish, Chinese, and Spanish
    You can split your data between the VPN and your internet connection to control the route of your internet traffic from within the app to get the best private browsing experience.

PureVPN”s Premium Service for Free Unlimited VPN:

You can subscribe to our premium service by visiting “www.purevpn.com/order” to enjoy add-ons, advanced features, multiple protocols, 5 multi-logins, private browsing, and a lot more. PureVPN offers variety of payment options including Bitcoin, to offer complete peace of mind.
So, stop thinking and download now! Join a growing family of more than 2.5 million PureVPN users today and experience a fast secure VPN service!
Your feedback matter the most to us, so please drop us a line about your suggestions at enquiry@purevpn.com

 

Protection levels.

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

Locally stored data groups include Device Information, Application Information, Analytics ‘n’ Ads Information, VPN Information, Credentials Information, Log 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.

– 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,

– Application Events (‘Application 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 the app, app settings, including installed apps or installers,

– 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,

– 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,

– 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 (‘VPN Information’ Group) – Different configuration files created by your app, perhaps app permissions. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information referred to vpn like data stream, config, server, 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 (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.,

– Network Data (‘Device Information’ Group) – Basic info about network used to make a connection, such as a device like IP, connection type. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be details about your device,

– Address Data (‘Log Information’ Group) – Home, work or another type of owner address stored by apps. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information stored in local or network logs,

– Network Data (‘Log Information’ Group) – Basic info about network used to make a connection, such as a device like IP, connection type. 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, Application Information, Credentials Information, Account Information, VPN Information, Analytics ‘n’ Ads Information, Device Information.
The average DIT value is 5.11 points (6.00 points of system protection and 4.21 point 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.

– 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.,

– Address Data (‘Location ‘n’ Maps Information’ Group) – Home, work or another type of owner address stored by apps. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any geodata from trackers, social networks, GPS, etc.,

– Application Certificates ‘n’ Profile (‘Application Information’ Group) – Configuration files are known as certificates and profile for devices and apps including VPNs. 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) (‘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 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,

– Credentials (IDs) (‘Account 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 profiles, basic credential IDs like email or username or phone number plus some more info depends on applications,

– Credentials (Passwords) (‘Account 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 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,

– Tracked Data ‘n’ Favorites (‘Account 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 info related to profiles, basic credential IDs like email or username or phone number plus some more info depends on applications,

– Analytics Configs (‘Analytics ‘n’ Ads Information’ Group) – Different configuration files created by your app, perhaps app permissions referred to analytics group data. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any info related to analytics services like Flurry, Google Analytics, etc. or advertisements,

– 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,

– 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,

– 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 (‘VPN Information’ Group) – Different configuration files created by your app, perhaps app permissions. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information referred to vpn like data stream, config, server, etc.,

– Network Data (‘Device Information’ Group) – Basic info about network used to make a connection, such as a device like IP, connection type. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be details about your device

Items’ GROUP #2 with average value 7.00 points (6 points of system protection, 8 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 – MITM prevented or fake certificate importing prevented, but plaintext non-protected traffic is intercepted, and own protection level means – own vpn or own crypto but compliance.

– VPN Stream (‘VPN Information’ Group) – Customer data transferring under VPN protection (Note, there are non-encrypted VPN tunnels too). This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information referred to vpn like data stream, config, server, 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.

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