Mail.Ru – Email App 8.2 (iOS / App Store)

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This application is available for iOS. This app is designed to organize email messages, attachments and get access to any emailboxes via one app – official service Email of Mail.Ru. The latest build was released on Jun 21, 2017. Our latest check was performed on Oct 7th, 2016.

Findings Summary

Our examination revealed total 42 items, where were 15 DAR items and 27 DIT items found. Among DAR items were found 0 worst items, 10 bad items, 5 good items, and 0 best items. Among DIT items were found 0 worst items, 27 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:

Official Mail.Ru client app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
A snappy and easy-to-use mail app that supports multiple Mail.Ru, Gmail, Yahoo!, AOL, iCloud, Hotmail, Outlook, GMX and any other IMAP or POP3-enabled mailboxes!
Send and receive mails. Share photos and documents. Learn about new messages almost instantly thanks to push-notifications. Configure the time, folders, and services for which you want to receive notifications. Personalized spam filter will protect you from annoying bulk mail. Stay in touch all the time with the Mail.Ru Mail app!

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By the way, developers are unable to respond to comments in the App Store. So please send your requests, complaints, and suggestions through the app’s “Feedback” section or by email to mailapps@corp.mail.ru. We’ll always respond to your mail!

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  • Support for multiple accounts. Add all your mailboxes and easily switch between them. Now switching between your work- and personal email accounts is as easy as switching between folders within a single mailbox.
  • Full synchronization. It doesn’t matter if you use your computer or your mobile device to read, flag, or move your email. All your changes will be saved on the server and synchronized between devices.
  • Mail.Ru address book. When you compose an email, your contact list and autocompletion suggestions will include email addresses from your local address book as well as from the server. The email addresses that you write to most often will be displayed on a separate tab in your contact list for fast and easy access.
  • Full mail search. Use search to quickly find any email in your mailbox. Filters will help you refine your search and more quickly find what you’re looking for.
  • Push-notifications for new mail. You’ll know about a new message almost instantly if your iOS device is online.
  • Notification filtering. Set the time when you want to receive notifications; choose specific services and folders; or create a custom filter to receive only the notifications you care about!
  • Mail caching. Your mail is stored in your phone’s memory and will be available offline. Read messages and look at attachments on the bus or in the country.
  • Personalized spam filter. Do you get messages from services that you didn’t sign up for or can’t unsubscribe from? Press the Spam button and all subsequent mail received by the sender will be automatically put in the Spam folder. And you’ll be able to read only the messages that matter to you.
  • Avatars in your message list (can be disabled on the iPhone and iPod). Photos in your message list make it easier to navigate.
  • Quick actions. Slide your finger across an email from right to left to open the email action menu. Without opening a message, you can mark it as read, or flag, move, or delete it.
  • Email Threads. View your entire email conversation on one screen!
  • iPad version. Its two display modes (portrait and landscape) make the app convenient to use no matter how you hold your tablet.
  • Mail.Ru Email App uses AdChoices. More information can be found>herehttps://m.facebook.com/ads/ad_choices

Protection levels.

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

Locally stored data groups include Application Information, Credentials Information, Log Information, Media Information, Message Information, Address Book ‘n’ Contact Information.
The average DAR value is 4.50 points (7.00 points of system protection and 2.00 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 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,

– 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.,

– 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,

– 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,

– Credentials (IDs) (‘Log 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 stored in local or network logs,

– Locale ‘n’ TimeZone (‘Log Information’ Group) – Details about your locale, languages, time zone, country and so on. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information stored in local or network logs,

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

– Contact Short Profile (‘Log Information’ Group) – Name, Email ID, Phone number of contacts. 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

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,

– 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.,

– Attachments (‘Message Information’ Group) – Either Raw or encoded attachments files. 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,

– 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

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 Device Information, Analytics ‘n’ Ads Information, Account Information, Message Information, Credentials Information, Storage Information, Address Book ‘n’ Contact Information, Application 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.

– 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,

– 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 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,

– 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,

– Media Data (‘Message Information’ Group) – Any info like images, audios, videos, media notes, 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,

– 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.,

– 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,

– 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,

– Local ‘n’ Network Paths (‘Storage Information’ Group) – Paths about local or networks directories, folders, files. 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,

– Media Data (‘Storage Information’ Group) – Any info like images, audios, videos, media notes, etc. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information referred to storage like credentials, settings, documents and so on,

– 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,

– Contact Social (‘Address Book ‘n’ Contact Information’ Group) – Some info about social account, connections and perhaps 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,

– 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,

– 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,

– Address Data (‘Address Book ‘n’ Contact Information’ Group) – Home, work or another type of owner address stored by apps. 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 (‘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.,

– 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,

– 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,

– 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

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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