Facebook Moments 15.0 (iOS / App Store) on Feb 2, 2017 (upd. on Feb 4th, 2017)

This application is available for iOS. This app is designed to provide an easy way to get all the photos of yourself trapped on your friends’ phones. The latest build was released on Feb 1st, 2017.

This release protects all data items transferred over the Internet with SSL Pinning that means a weakness if you have a jailbroken device only

Findings Summary

Our examination revealed total 21 items, where were 9 DAR items and 12 DIT items found. Among DAR items were found 0 worst items, 7 bad items, 2 good items, and 0 best items. Among DIT items were found 0 worst items, 0 bad items, 12 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.

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Facebook Messenger 102.0 (iOS / App Store) on Jan 26, 2017 (upd. on Feb 3th – ver 103.0)

This application is available for iOS. This app is designed to instantly reach the people by texting them. The latest build was released on Jan 24th, 2017 (updated released on February 1st, 2017).

This release transfers data items are protected by SSL Pinning that means a weakness if you have a jailbroken device only. However, the application has an issue with protecting media data items related to friend profile’s pictures (avatars). Since the first time the app runs, until all media data items will be download eventually, all media data items transferred in plaintext (without protection/encryption)

Findings Summary

Our examination revealed total 28 items, where were 11 DAR items and 17 DIT items found. Among DAR items were found 0 worst items, 9 bad items, 2 good items, and 0 best items. Among DIT items were found 0 worst items, 0 bad items, 16 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.

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Facebook 77.0 (iOS / App Store) on Jan 26, 2017 (upd. on Feb 3th – ver 78.0)

This application is available for iOS. This app is designed to keep up with friends is the faster way by using the popular social network. The latest build was released on Jan 26th, 2017 (updated released on February 2nd, 2017).

This release transfers data items are protected by SSL Pinning that means a weakness if you have a jailbroken device only. The data items are part of menu settings are vulnerable for intercepting (MITM attacks) with crafted certificate and installed on the device as trusted. These data items include

  • Media Data related to the ‘Account Information’ Group
  • Stream, Contact Profile, Contact GEO, Tracked Data ‘n’ Favorites related to the ‘Address Book ‘n’ Contact Information’ Group
  • Device Data related to the ‘Analytics ‘n’ Ads Information’ Group
  • Credentials (IDs), Credentials (Passwords), Credentials (Tokens) related to the ‘Credentials Information’ Group
  • Device Details, Network Details, Environment related to the ‘Device Information’ Group
  • Calendar Events, Calendar Details related to the ‘Events Information’ Group
  • GEO Data, Location History, Place Details, Address Data related to the ‘Location ‘n’ Maps Information’ Group
  • Contact Profile, Media Data related to the ‘Media Information’ Group
  • Personalization related to the ‘Personal ‘n’ Private Information’ Group
  • Stream, Messages, Preview, Access Permissions, Media Data, Bookmark Data related to the ‘Social Information’ Group

Findings Summary

Our examination revealed total 59 items, where were 24 DAR items and 35 DIT items found. Among DAR items were found 0 worst items, 22 bad items, 1 good item, and 1 best item. Among DIT items were found 0 worst items, 8 bad items, 27 good items, 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.

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Instagram 10.4.1 (iOS/ App Store) on Jan 26, 2017 (upd. on Feb 3th, ver 10.6)

This application is available for iOS here. This app was designed to share your photos and videos, and keep up with your friends and interests. The latest build was released on Jan 30th, 2017.

This release transfers all your media data ‘as is’ without protection and rest data is still vulnerable for intercepting (MITM attacks) with crafted certificate and installed on the device as trusted.

Findings Summary

Our examination revealed total 40 items, where were 12 DAR items and 28 DIT items found. Among DAR items were found 0 worst items, 5 bad items, 7 good items, and 0 best items. Among DIT items were found 6 worst items, 22 bad items, 0 good items, 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.

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Instagram 10.4 (iOS / App Store) on Jan 18, 2017 (upd. on Jan 19th for v10.4.1)

This application is available for iOS here. This app was designed to share your photos and videos, and keep up with your friends and interests. The latest build was released on Jan 17, 2017 and results are updated on Jan 19th for the last released v10.4.1.

Beware of using previous releases, because all your media data is transferred ‘as is’ without protection and rest data items are vulnerable for intercepting (MITM attacks) with crafted certificate and installed on the device as trusted. Have a look.

The current release protects the network data items, however the items are still vulnerable for intercepting (MITM attacks) with crafted certificate and installed on the device as trusted.

Why is it still bad? Kazakhstan is going to start intercepting HTTPS traffic via “man-in-the-middle attack” starting Jan 1, 2016

Findings Summary

Our examination revealed total 40 items, where were 12 DAR items and 28 DIT items found. Among DAR items were found 0 worst items, 5 bad items, 7 good items, and 0 best items. Among DIT items were found 0 worst items, 28 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.

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Instagram 10.3 (iOS/ App Store) on Jan 15, 2017

This application is available for iOS here. This app was designed to share your photos and videos, and keep up with your friends and interests. The latest build was released on Dec 19, 2016.

This release transfers all your media data ‘as is’ without protection and rest data is still vulnerable for intercepting (MITM attacks) with crafted certificate and installed on the device as trusted.

The new Instagram application is available and has the issues fixed. However, the network data items are still vulnerable for intercepting (MITM attacks) with crafted certificate and installed on the device as trusted. Have a look.

Findings Summary

Our examination revealed total 40 items, where were 12 DAR items and 28 DIT items found. Among DAR items were found 0 worst items, 5 bad items, 7 good items, and 0 best items. Among DIT items were found 6 worst items, 22 bad items, 0 good items, 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.

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eFax 4.8.0 (iOS / App Store) on Jan 2, 2017 (upd. on Feb 3th, ver 4.9.2)

This application is available for iOS here. This app was designed to let customers send, receive, scan and sign faxes from their mobile phones or PC. The latest build was released on Jan 31, 2017.

Findings Summary

Our examination revealed total 31 items, where were 17 DAR items and 14 DIT items found. Among DAR items were found 8 worst items, 6 bad items, 3 good items, and 0 best items. Among DIT items were found 0 worst items, 14 bad items, 0 good items, 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.

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How Mobile Apps Protect Your Data. 2016 Q4 Report

The purpose of this report and our research, in general, is widely spreading results on mobile application data protection for IT and security professionals as well as non-technical customers to stay informed about managing mobile application ecosystem.

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