Google Trips – Travel planner 1.11 (iOS / App Store)

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This application is available for iOS. This app is designed to be a smart mobile trip organizer tracks email activity and grab everything related to the trip details and provides offline access to it. The latest build was released on Jun 29, 2017. Our latest check was performed on Oct 7th, 2016.

Findings Summary

Our examination revealed total 30 items, where were 20 DAR items and 10 DIT items found. Among DAR items were found 0 worst items, 1 bad item, 19 good items, and 0 best items. Among DIT items were found 0 worst items, 10 bad items, 0 good items, and 0 best items.

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:

Google Trips makes exploring the world easier by organizing your essential info in one place and making it available even offline. Get activity suggestions based on what’s nearby, customizeable day plans, and your travel reservations from Gmail.
AUTOMATIC TRIP ORGANIZATION
Your travel reservations are automatically gathered from Gmail and organized into individual trips. Each trip contains day plans, things to do, food and drink suggestions, and more.
BUNDLED RESERVATIONS
See your flight, hotel, rental car, and restaurant bookings in one place without having to search for them individually.
DAY PLANS
For several hundred of the world’s top places, find popular day plans organized on a map that you can customize based on your interests and available time.
NEARBY ATTRACTIONS
Find out when you’re near popular attractions (and whether they’re open) as well as reviews and ratings from other travelers.
THINGS TO DO
Every trip contains ideas for things to do automatically organized into useful categories like Top Spots and Indoors or Outdoors. For many of the world’s top places, you’ll get curated local suggestions and travel tips.
OFFLINE ACCESS
No Internet? No problem. Google Trips is available offline, so you’ll always have access to your info.

 

Protection levels.

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

Locally stored data groups include Application Information, Media Information, Location ‘n’ Maps Information, Account Information, Social Information, Travel Information.
The average DAR value is 6.35 points (7.00 points of system protection and 5.70 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 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

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,

– Media Data (‘Location ‘n’ Maps Information’ Group) – Any info like images, audios, videos, media notes, etc. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any geodata from trackers, social networks, GPS, 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,

– 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,

– 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,

– Account Data (‘Social 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 info grabbed from 3rd party social networks,

– Account Media (‘Social Information’ Group) – Full or reduced image of account. 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,

– GEO Snapshots (‘Location ‘n’ Maps Information’ Group) – Image-based snapshots of geodata info referred to the places. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any geodata from trackers, social networks, GPS, etc.,

– Maps Data (‘Location ‘n’ Maps Information’ Group) – Map data loaded by internal (native) or third party map applications like Apple/Google Maps or another one. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any geodata from trackers, social networks, GPS, etc.,

– Media URLs (‘Location ‘n’ Maps 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 geodata from trackers, social networks, GPS, etc.,

– Maps Data (‘Travel Information’ Group) – Map data loaded by internal (native) or third party map applications like Apple/Google Maps or another one. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any travel info like flight, accommodation, ground transportation, etc.,

– Media Data (‘Travel Information’ Group) – Any info like images, audios, videos, media notes, etc. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any travel info like flight, accommodation, ground transportation, etc.,

– Address Data (‘Travel Information’ Group) – Home, work or another type of owner address stored by apps. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any travel info like flight, accommodation, ground transportation, 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.,

– GEO Snapshots (‘Travel Information’ Group) – Image-based snapshots of geodata info referred to the places. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any travel info like flight, accommodation, ground transportation, etc.,

– URLs (‘Travel Information’ Group) – Different types of URLs referred to your files stored in clouds, profiles, social accounts, media files available online, etc. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any travel info like flight, accommodation, ground transportation, etc.,

– Tracked Data ‘n’ Favorites (‘Location ‘n’ Maps 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 geodata from trackers, social networks, GPS, etc.,

– Tracked Data ‘n’ Favorites (‘Travel 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 travel info like flight, accommodation, ground transportation, 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, Credentials Information, Account Information, Location ‘n’ Maps Information, Events Information, Travel Information.
The average DIT value is 4.50 points (5.00 points of system protection and 4.00 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 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 (‘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.,

– 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 (‘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.,

– GEO Snapshots (‘Location ‘n’ Maps Information’ Group) – Image-based snapshots of geodata info referred to the places. 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.,

– Sync Documents (‘Location ‘n’ Maps 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 geodata from trackers, social networks, GPS, etc.,

– Calendar Events (‘Events Information’ Group) – Some info about calendar events like date and time and calendar body. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any events with details about event,

– Maps Data (‘Location ‘n’ Maps Information’ Group) – Map data loaded by internal (native) or third party map applications like Apple/Google Maps or another one. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any geodata from trackers, social networks, GPS, etc.,

– Tracked Data ‘n’ Favorites (‘Travel 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 travel info like flight, accommodation, ground transportation, 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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