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Bank Austria scores 22
Malcore scores the Bank Austria mobile app at 22 threat points.
A note on these insights.
The findings outlined in this blog post were drawn from the condensed results of a Malcore scan. To review the exhaustive findings of Malcore’s static analysis of Bank Austria’s mobile banking app APK, click the button below.
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High severity warnings from code analysis
The App uses an insecure Random Number Generator.
App can read/write to External Storage. Any App can read data written to External Storage.
Files may contain hardcoded sensitive informations like usernames, passwords, keys etc.
App uses SQLite Database and execute raw SQL query. Untrusted user input in raw SQL queries can cause SQL Injection. Also sensitive information should be encrypted and written to the database.
Insecure Implementation of SSL. Trusting all the certificates or accepting self signed certificates is a critical Security Hole. This application is vulnerable to MITM attacks
Suspicious severity warnings from code analysis
Dangerous Labelled permissions from Android
Android Dangerous labelled permissions as Dangerous from this library https://developer.android.com/reference/android/Manifest.permission.
Name: NFC Description: Allows an application to communicate with Near-Field Communication (NFC) tags, cards and readers.
Name: ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE Description: Allows an application to view the status of all networks.
Name: ACCESS_BACKGROUND_LOCATION Description: Allows an app to access location in the background. If you're requesting this permission, you must also request either
Name: ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION Description: Access fine location sources, such as the Global Positioning System on the phone, where available. Malicious applications can use this to determine where you are and may consume additional battery power.
Name: WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE Description: Allows an application to write to the SD card
Name: READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE Description: Allows an application to read from SD Card.
Name: AUTHENTICATE_ACCOUNTS Description: Allows an application to use the account authenticator capabilities of the Account Manager, including creating accounts as well as obtaining and setting their passwords.
Name: READ_PHONE_STATE Description: Allows the application to access the phone features of the device. An application with this permission can determine the phone number and serial number of this phone, whether a call is active, the number that call is connected to and so on.
Name: WAKE_LOCK Description: Allows an application to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
Name: RECORD_AUDIO Description: Allows application to access the audio record path.
Name: READ_CONTACTS Description: Allows an application to read all of the contact (address) data stored on your phone. Malicious applications can use this to send your data to other people.
Name: MODIFY_AUDIO_SETTINGS Description: Allows application to modify global audio settings, such as volume and routing.
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