Dashlane: Keeping Passwords Private, Safe & Secure 4.19.2 (iOS / App Store)

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This application is available for iOS. This app is designed to be a powerful password manager developed by Dashlane. The latest build was released on Jun 30, 2017. Our latest check was performed on Oct 7th, 2016.

Findings Summary

Our examination revealed total 20 items, where were 6 DAR items and 14 DIT items found. Among DAR items were found 0 worst items, 4 bad items, 1 good item, and 1 best item. Among DIT items were found 0 worst items, 13 bad items, 1 good item, 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:

Keep your digital activity safe with Dashlane, the ultimate password manager app for passcode storage, secure encryption and online transactions. Lock up your passwords in Dashlane’s vault, it’s theft proof. Security is key so download now!
Dashlane’s Password Manager and Digital Wallet offers the best in password security. Dashlane makes it safe and easy to log in to all of your favorite websites and apps. Access your passwords at home, work and anywhere in between with Dashlane’s mobile security vault, all from a single device.
Dashlane Features:
PASSWORD SECURITY MANAGER

  • Keep all of your passcodes in a safe and secure location.
  • Keep security codes under lock with password storage.
  • Autofill your passwords automatically to access your accounts with ease.
  • Get security breach alerts to warn you when your passwords are used outside of Dashlane.

UNLIMITED PASSWORD GENERATOR

  • Create new passwords for all of your accounts with the instant password generator.
  • Use the password generator to create safe passwords across multiple platforms.
  • Edit your previous passwords to always keep your accounts private.

DIGITAL WALLET

  • Organize your credit card information from the security of your digital wallet.
  • Sync up all of your apps for express checkout on any website.
  • Keep your receipts under lock and key in the Payments section.
  • Save your passport and ID details with you, wherever you go.
  • Autofill all of your mobile web forms instantly with Safari web browser.

SECURE LOGIN

  • Use Dashlane to protect your passwords with AES-256 security encryption.
  • Encrypt your Dashlane passwords so that only you can access them.
  • Choose your method for data storage: local-only or backup to the cloud.
  • Lock up all of your passwords automatically, even if you lose your iPhone or iPad.
  • Get security access to your data by using iPhone’s fingerprint Touch ID.

ACCESS PASSWORDS EVERYWHERE

  • Sync across all of your digital devices to keep your passwords up to date.
  • Keep secure cloud backup storage for all of your passwords and private information.
  • Access your vault and digital wallet directly from the Dashlane app.
  • Access Dashlane by syncing up to your computer with improved stability.

Dashlane is available on all of your digital devices and in several languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, Italian, Chinese, Korean and Japanese.
AWARD-WINNING PASSWORD MANAGER
PC Mag “Best Products of 2013” + “Editors’ Choice Award” 2012 – 2015
Kiplinger’s “Best Identity Theft Prevention Tools” 2015
Inc.com’s “Best for Passwords and Checkouts”
“Dashlane is life-changingly great. And free. Get it.” – David Pogue, The New York Times
GET IN TOUCH
Send us feedback! You can reach us at support.dashlane.com.
In-app purchases:
Dashlane’s Premium sync and backup service is available as a 1 year renewable subscription at $39.99, as well as multi-year subscriptions for longer password protection.

  • Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
  • Auto-renewable subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
  • Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the initial period of subscription.
  • Subscriptions may be managed and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to your Account Settings after purchase.

For more information on Dashlane, see our Privacy Policy (https://www.dashlane.com/privacy) and Terms of Service (https://www.dashlane.com/terms)

 

Protection levels.

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

Locally stored data groups include Credentials Information, Media Information, Log Information, Application Information.
The average DAR value is 4.67 points (7.00 points of system protection and 2.33 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 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 Sync Data (‘Credentials Information’ Group) – Information about your credentials including credentials plus additional info about linked services. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any types of credentials including basic (IDs only), passwords, tokens, etc.

Items’ GROUP #2 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

Items’ GROUP #3 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 Data (‘Log 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 information stored in local or network logs,

– 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) (‘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.,

– 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

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 Credentials Information, Account Information, Analytics ‘n’ Ads Information, Device Information, Application Information, Log Information, Address Book ‘n’ Contact Information.
The average DIT value is 4.64 points (5.00 points of system protection and 4.29 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’ 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.

– Encryption Key (‘Credentials Information’ Group) – Encryption key found in app data folders, traffic or code of app used to protect your data. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any types of credentials including basic (IDs only), passwords, tokens, etc.,

– 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,

– 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,

– 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 (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 (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.,

– Application Configs (‘Account 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 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,

– 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,

– Device Data (‘Log 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 information stored in local or network logs,

– Environment (‘Log 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 information stored in local or network logs,

– Application Events (‘Log Information’ Group) – App events referred to user actions ‘n’ activities were done. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information stored in local or network logs,

– 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

Items’ GROUP #2 with average value 6.50 points (5 points of system protection, 8 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 – own vpn or own crypto but compliance.

– Credentials Sync Data (‘Account Information’ Group) – Information about your credentials including credentials plus additional info about linked services. 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

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.

Privacy Policy

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