Briefcase – File manager document pdf reader 4.3 (iOS / App Store)

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This application is available for iOS. This app is designed to be a all-in-one document reader and manager for iOS devices. The latest build was released on Jun 16, 2015.  Our latest check was performed on Oct 7th, 2016.

Findings Summary

Our examination revealed total 40 items, where were 17 DAR items and 23 DIT items found. Among DAR items were found 0 worst items, 11 bad items, 5 good items, and 1 best item. Among DIT items were found 0 worst items, 19 bad items, 3 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:

Briefcase is an all-in-one document reader and manager for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
It can import files from Camera, Photo Albums, PC/Mac(via Wi-Fi or iTunes), Email attachments, GoogleDrive, Dropbox,SkyDrive,Box and so on. All files are saved to your deivce locally so you can enjoy reading them anywhere!
======== Features ==========

  • Copy files From Mac or PC via Wi-Fi or iTunes
    Any Mac OS X, Windows XP/Vista/7 computer can transfer files to the iPhone,iPad and iPod Touch and operate it like a wireless flash drive. No additional software is required.
  • Access Dropbox, GoogleDrive,OneDrive,Box
    Pocket Briefcase allows you to download and upload files from Dropbox, GoogleDirve, OneDrive,Box.
  • Documents viewer and manager
    Supports view PDF file, Microsoft Office documents (Word, Excel & Powerpoint), iWorks documents (Keynote, Pages, Numbers), image files(JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF and others)and other plain text file.
  • Media files playback
    Supports audio(MP3, AAC, Apple LoSSLess, AIFF, WAV) and video(MOV, MP4, M4V) file playback.
  • Share Files With Your Friends
    Email files directly from Pocket Briefcase. Share files via “Wi-fi Sharing” function.
  • Password protection supported
    Passcode required at App startup
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Protection levels.

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

Locally stored data groups include Media Information, Documents Information, Storage Information, Bookmark Information, Credentials Information, Application Information, Analytics ‘n’ Ads Information.
The average DAR value is 4.62 points (7.00 points of system protection and 2.24 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 6.50 points (7 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 – root/jailbreak is required but not possible without wiping device data, and own protection level means – data is not available in backups.

– Screen Snapshots (‘Media Information’ Group) – Screenshots of your device screen running certain apps; common as an iOS app multitasking feature (app swipes) or browser tab swipes. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any data like photo, image, video, audio,

– 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,

– Preview (‘Documents 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 any documents stored locally, uploaded, downloaded, synchronized in any file format,

– Preview (‘Storage 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 any information referred to storage like credentials, settings, documents and so on,

– Credentials (Tokens) (‘Storage 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 referred to storage like credentials, settings, documents and so on

Items’ GROUP #2 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.

– 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,

– 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 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,

– Sync Documents (‘Storage 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 information referred to storage like credentials, settings, documents and so on,

– Document Details (‘Storage 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 information referred to storage like credentials, settings, documents and so on,

– Document List (‘Storage 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 referred to storage like credentials, settings, documents and so on,

– Bookmark Data (‘Bookmark Information’ Group) – Some info about bookmarks like date and time and body. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information about bookmarks,

– Bookmark Details (‘Bookmark Information’ Group) – Details of bookmarks like date and time, time zone, place, participant’s info, body, linked data. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information about bookmarks,

– Account Data (‘Storage 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 information referred to storage like credentials, settings, documents and so on,

– Credentials (IDs) (‘Storage 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 referred to storage like credentials, settings, documents and so on,

– 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

Items’ GROUP #3 with average value 7.50 points (7 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 – root/jailbreak is required but not possible without wiping device data, and own protection level means – compliance encryption algorithms ‘n’ security mechanisms implementations.

– 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.

Also, keep in mind, using jailbroken device means the system protection level is 0 points and you’re using out-of-date iOS < 8.3 the system protection level is 2 points. If some data marked as shareable via iTunes, then the system protection level is 4 points.

Transferred data (Data-in-Transit, DIT).

Transferred data groups include Log Information, Analytics ‘n’ Ads Information, Application BaaS Information, Credentials Information, Storage Information, Documents Information, Bookmark Information.
The average DIT value is 4.80 points (5.00 points of system protection and 4.61 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 4.50 points (5 points of system protection, 4 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 – some techniques are available to developers to keep connection bypassing system settings, like proxy settings, etc., and own protection level means – bypassed by fake/stolen root certificates.

– 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,

– Log Data (‘Analytics ‘n’ Ads Information’ Group) – Logged any data as a solid file or multipart files. 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,

– Credentials (IDs) (‘Application BaaS 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 baas (backend) app storage, such as files, credentials, configs, and so on,

– Credentials (Passwords) (‘Application BaaS 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 baas (backend) app storage, such as files, credentials, configs, and so on,

– Locale ‘n’ TimeZone (‘Application BaaS Information’ Group) – Details about your locale, languages, time zone, country and so on. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any info related to baas (backend) app storage, such as files, credentials, configs, and so on,

– Device Data (‘Application BaaS 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 baas (backend) app storage, such as files, credentials, configs, and so on,

– Credentials (IDs) (‘Storage 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 referred to storage like credentials, settings, documents and so on,

– Credentials (Passwords) (‘Storage 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 information referred to storage like credentials, settings, documents and so on,

– Credentials (Tokens) (‘Storage 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 referred to storage like credentials, settings, documents and so on,

– Account Data (‘Storage 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 information referred to storage like credentials, settings, documents and so on,

– Document Details (‘Storage 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 information referred to storage like credentials, settings, documents and so on,

– Sync Documents (‘Storage 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 information referred to storage like credentials, settings, documents and so on,

– Document List (‘Storage 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 referred to storage like credentials, settings, documents and so on,

– Meta (‘Storage Information’ Group) – Any info that gives extra data like EXIF. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information referred to storage like credentials, settings, documents and so on,

– Tracked Data ‘n’ Favorites (‘Storage 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 information referred to storage like credentials, settings, documents and so on,

– 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,

– Bookmark Data (‘Bookmark Information’ Group) – Some info about bookmarks like date and time and body. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information about bookmarks,

– Bookmark Details (‘Bookmark Information’ Group) – Details of bookmarks like date and time, time zone, place, participant’s info, body, linked data. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information about bookmarks

Items’ GROUP #2 with average value 6.00 points (5 points of system protection, 7 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 – some techniques are available to developers to keep connection bypassing system settings, like proxy settings, etc., and own protection level means – tricks to bypass sniffing (hardly to be or can’t be patched to bypass), including non-common or unsupported protocols.

– Credentials (App Local/Sync Passwords) (‘Credentials Information’ Group) – Apps based passwords or PINs for local device-to-device pairing like mobile device and PC to sync something (docs, configs, and so on). This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any types of credentials including basic (IDs only), passwords, tokens, etc.,

– Device Data (‘Credentials 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 types of credentials including basic (IDs only), passwords, tokens, 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.

Items’ GROUP #3 with average value 7.00 points (5 points of system protection, 9 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 – some techniques are available to developers to keep connection bypassing system settings, like proxy settings, etc., and own protection level means – not transmitted over network anymore. it was removed from application by the developers.

– 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.

Keep in mind if you’re using out-of-date iOS < 9.0, the system level equals 2 points instead of 4. It means your data can be stolen without involving your actions.

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