Russian Place 2.0.4471 (Android / Google Play)

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This application is available for Android. >>>> SHORT DESCRIPTION <<<<<. The latest build was released on June 23, 2017. Our latest check was performed on Oct 7th, 2016.

Findings Summary

Our examination revealed total 29 items, where were 12 DAR items and 17 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, 15 bad items, 0 good items, and 1 best item.

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:

Russian Place – здесь говорят по-русски!
Мы объединяем русскоговорящих людей по всему миру!
Путешествуете по разным странам или живете вдали от Родины?
Russian Place – это ваш шанс попасть в русскоговорящее сообщество в любом городе, быстро получить услугу или консультацию на родном языке.
На карте мы собрали для вас самые интересные места и события, где можно получить скидку только для “своих” и завести полезные знакомства. Общайтесь и делитесь информацией друг с другом!
Быстро найти гида, юриста, врача, мастера по ремонту обуви и связаться с ними онлайн – все возможно простым кликом на карту!
Живете заграницей и хотите предоставлять услуги сами? Добавьте информацию об этом в профиле и клиенты найдут вас!
Каждый день мы добавляем в приложение новые места, где только для русских будут скидки и привилегии.
Мы открываем вам мир “по-русски”!
Присоединяйтесь!

 

Protection levels.

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

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

– 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,

– 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,

– 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,

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

– Address Data (‘Account Information’ Group) – Home, work or another type of owner address stored by 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,

– Contact Short Profile (‘Address Book ‘n’ Contact Information’ Group) – Name, Email ID, Phone number of contacts. 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 GEO (‘Address Book ‘n’ Contact Information’ Group) – Linked info about owner and friend’s geodata stored as plain text or image location snapshots. 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,

– Contact Address Data (‘Address Book ‘n’ Contact Information’ Group) – Linked info about owner and friends address data stored as plain text or image location snapshots. 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,

– 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,

– Account Media (‘Account Information’ Group) – Full or reduced image of 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 Media (‘Address Book ‘n’ Contact Information’ Group) – Full or reduced image of account. 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

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 Analytics ‘n’ Ads Information, Account Information, Application Information, Location ‘n’ Maps Information, Credentials Information, Notification Information, Message Information, Address Book ‘n’ Contact Information.
The average DIT value is 4.00 points (6.00 points of system protection and 2.00 points of own protection). It is less than a typical value (4 points, where’s 4 points of system protection and 4 points of own protection).

Items with average value 4.00 points (6 points of system protection, 2 points of own protection) means data protection levels have following definitions. Frankly talking, data available if it’s allowed only and may require user action where system protection level means – MITM prevented or fake certificate importing prevented, but plaintext non-protected traffic is intercepted, and own protection level means – no MITM protection at all, bypassed without root fake/stolen certificates, or SSL strip.

– 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 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,

– 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 (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.,

– Messages (‘Notification 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 part of content delivered as notification but separate from a main in-app content,

– 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,

– 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,

– 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,

– 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 Data (‘Address Book ‘n’ Contact Information’ Group) – Any info like images, audios, videos, media notes, 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,

– 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.,

– Stream (‘Account Information’ Group) – Any social or another stream activity including posts, walls, 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,

– Stream (‘Address Book ‘n’ Contact Information’ Group) – Any social or another stream activity including posts, walls, 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

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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