Plazius 5.7.2 (iOS / App Store)

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This application is available for iOS. This app is designed to perform mobile payments and receive gifts. The latest build was released on Jul 07, 2017. Our latest check was performed on May 17th, 2017.

Findings Summary

Our examination revealed total 22 items, where were 9 DAR items and 13 DIT items found. Among DAR items were found 0 worst items, 4 bad items, 5 good items, and 0 best items. Among DIT items were found 0 worst items, 13 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:

Plazius поможет вам в одно касание и без официанта заплатить за заказ в своем любимом заведении, получив персональное вознаграждение от кафе. Вы также сможете копить бонусные рубли и оплачивать ими часть счета. А если вам понравилось обслуживание, то через plazius вы сможете оставить чаевые, даже если с собой нет наличных.
Сервис уже доступен в 1300+ ресторанах России.

 

Protection levels.

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

Locally stored data groups include Analytics ‘n’ Ads Information, Credentials Information, Media Information, Log Information.
The average DAR value is 5.17 points (7.00 points of system protection and 3.33 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 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 Details (‘Analytics ‘n’ Ads Information’ Group) – Includes basic device details plus hardware key and fingerprints as well as IMEI. 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) (‘Analytics ‘n’ Ads 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 analytics services like Flurry, Google Analytics, etc. or advertisements,

– Credentials (Tokens) (‘Analytics ‘n’ Ads 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 info related to analytics services like Flurry, Google Analytics, etc. or advertisements,

– 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.

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,

– Application Configs (‘Analytics ‘n’ Ads 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 analytics services like Flurry, Google Analytics, etc. or advertisements,

– 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

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 Location ‘n’ Maps Information, Credentials Information, Loyalty Information, Account Information, Payment ‘n’ Transaction 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.

– 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.,

– 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 (Activation IDs) (‘Credentials Information’ Group) – Two-factor activation code received in messages. 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) (‘Loyalty 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 related to known reward programs like membership, current rewards, etc.,

– Credentials (Tokens) (‘Loyalty 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 related to known reward programs like membership, current rewards, etc.,

– Account Details (‘Account Information’ Group) – Full info about your account including account membership, expiration, profile, linked data and account, 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,

– Card Short Number (‘Payment ‘n’ Transaction Information’ Group) – Several digits of your card from 4 to 6 first digits and from 6 to 4 last digits. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be details about transactions and payment data involved into transaction records,

– Card Full Information (‘Payment ‘n’ Transaction Information’ Group) – All details about card include short info, holder address, bank info and CVC, CVV, CVV2. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be details about transactions and payment data involved into transaction records,

– Buyer’s Check (‘Loyalty Information’ Group) – Buyer’s check with transaction details. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information related to known reward programs like membership, current rewards, etc.,

– Place Details (‘Loyalty Information’ Group) – Any info about public place (city, country, address, contacts) stored in text or media file format. This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information related to known reward programs like membership, current rewards, etc.,

– GEO Data (‘Loyalty 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 information related to known reward programs like membership, current rewards, etc.,

– Orders & Reservation History (‘Loyalty Information’ Group) – Basic info about orders, reservations, like ID, date and time, amount of payment, and place (depends on apps). This data item related to mentioned group meant to be any information related to known reward programs like membership, current rewards, 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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