Flipboard: News For Every Passion 4.0.16 (iOS / App Store)

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This application is available for iOS. This app is designed to make this app and social service your personal magazine. The latest build was released on Jun 23, 2017. Our latest check was performed on Mar 26th, 2017

Findings Summary

Our examination revealed total 33 items, where were 12 DAR items and 21 DIT items found. Among DAR items were found 0 worst items, 8 bad items, 2 good items, and 1 best item. Among DIT items were found 4 worst items, 17 bad items, 0 good items, and 0 best items.

Below you find 4 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:

The all-new Flipboard organizes the world’s stories, so you can get the best news for all your passions in one place.
Used by millions of people every day, the award-winning Flipboard has been completely redesigned to bring together news, popular stories and conversations around any interest or passion. Available for iPhone today, coming soon for iPad.
There’s something for everyone—from photography to productivity, travel to technology, fashion to food. And with everything in one place, reading, collecting, and sharing stories has never been easier…or more beautiful.
Download the app, pick your passions, and Flipboard creates a Smart Magazine for each. Automatically filled with articles from across Flipboard, Smart Magazines blend expert voices, curated sources, and recommended stories to create a beautiful, easy way to keep up on all the news around your interests and passions.
You can also make Custom Magazines. Create a personal or group magazine where you add all your favorite stories or make a Smart Magazine that’s customized to include the best content from any source, person, publication, or even hashtag.
As you discover people who share your passions, follow them on Flipboard to see more of what they like or share. All your comments, shares, and likes make Flipboard better for everyone.
Download Flipboard and get started today—it’s free!
WITH FLIPBOARD YOU CAN:

  • NEW: Get quick access your top 9 Smart Magazines in the redesigned Home carousel.
  • NEW: Create custom Smart Magazines by bundling together sources, people, and even hashtags.
  • NEW: Read topically related tweets from top Twitter influencers directly from your Smart Magazines.
  • Read, like, and share stories about thousands of topics.
  • Keep up with the news every day with a round up of important stories hand-picked by our editorial team.
  • Engage with other Flipboard community members that share your passions.
  • Collect stories around specific themes and add them to personal magazines.
  • Read stories from The New York Times, CNN, The Washington Post, Forbes, Wired, National Geographic, Rolling Stone, and many more top publications from around the world.
  • Enjoy Flipboard in 25 local editions, including versions for Australia, Brazil, Turkey, India, and China.

TOP PUBLISHERS ON FLIPBOARD:
Your favorite publishers are included on Flipboard across a variety of categories like:

  • News & Politics: The New York Times, CNN, The Washington Post, Politico
  • Technology & Science: TechCrunch, Wired, Fast Company, Popular Science, National Geographic, ReCode
  • Business & Entrepreneurship: The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Fortune, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur
  • Wellness & Lifestyle: Brit + Co., Self, Greatist, Prevention, Women’s Health, Men’s Health
  • Entertainment: People, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, PopSugar, Refinery29, Hollywood Reporter, Variety
  • Food & Cooking: Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Food52, Serious Eats, Eater
  • Travel: National Geographic, Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, Lonely Planet, Budget Travel
  • Sports: ESPN, CBS Sports, Fox Sports, SB Nation, Bleacher Report
  • Home & Gardening: ELLE DECOR, House Beautiful, Dwell, Remodelista, Gardenista
  • Style: Vogue, W Magazine, GQ, Elle, Glamour, Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar
  • Outdoor Adventure: Outside, Bicycling Magazine, Runner’s World, Snowboarder Magazine, Powder Magazine, Canoe & Kayak

And many, many more..
KEEP UP WITH FLIPBOARD:
For product updates and the latest from our blog, including tips on how to use Flipboard and interviews with actors, writers, musicians, and more. Follow us on:
http://www.twitter.com/@flipboard
http://www.facebook.com/Flipboard
https://www.linkedin.com/company/flipboard-inc-
For videos on how to use Flipboard, visit https://about.flipboard.com/tutorials/.
We’d love to hear what you think about the all-new Flipboard. Reach out to our support team under Settings > Help & Feedback. For any other technical issues or questions, contact us at http://flip.it/support.

 

Protection levels.

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

Locally stored data groups include Media Information, Application Information, Credentials Information, Social Information, Account Information, Device Information, Log Information.
The average DAR value is 4.00 points (7.00 points of system protection and 1.00 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,

– 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

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.

– 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,

– 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 (IDs) (‘Social 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 info grabbed from 3rd party social networks,

– Media URLs (‘Social 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 grabbed from 3rd party social networks,

– 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,

– 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,

– 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,

– 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,

– Credentials (Tokens) (‘Social 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 info grabbed from 3rd party social networks

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 Analytics ‘n’ Ads Information, Application Information, Credentials Information, Account Information, Documents Information, Social Information, Address Book ‘n’ Contact Information, Personal ‘n’ Private Information.
The average DIT value is 3.64 points (4.05 points of system protection and 3.24 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’ 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.

– 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 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,

– 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 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,

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

– Stream (‘Social Information’ Group) – Any social or another stream activity including posts, walls, etc. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be info grabbed from 3rd party social networks,

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

– 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,

– 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,

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

– Credentials (IDs) (‘Social 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 info grabbed from 3rd party social networks,

– Credentials (Passwords) (‘Social 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 info grabbed from 3rd party social networks,

– Credentials (Tokens) (‘Social 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 info grabbed from 3rd party social networks,

– 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,

– Personalization (‘Personal ‘n’ Private Information’ Group) – Info describes user preferences, favorites, tracked data, search requests, suggestions, etc. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any personal and private info is not grabbed from the 3rd party social networks or your IDs

Items’ GROUP #2 with average value 0.00 points (0 points of system protection, 0 points of own protection) means data protection levels have following definitions. Frankly talking, data ‘as is’ and easily accessed (plaintext, no protection at all) where system protection level means – transferred (or supposed to be) ‘as is’ (plaintext) due to jailbreak/root or preinstalled non-trusted firmware, certificates, etc., and own protection level means – transferred as is, perhaps protection mode turns off or doesn’t exist or info reveal eventually.

– Media Data (‘Documents Information’ Group) – Any info like images, audios, videos, media notes, etc. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any documents stored locally, uploaded, downloaded, synchronized in any file format,

– Media Stream (‘Social Information’ Group) – Any info like images, audios, videos, media notes, etc. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be info grabbed from 3rd party social networks,

– 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

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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