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HSBC UK scores 54.55
Malcore scores HSBC UK 54.55
This blog has been taken from Malcore’s analysis results. The points below are not an exhaustive list. For a full view of Malcore’s static analysis of the HSBC UK App APK view it on Malcore.
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High severity warnings from code analysis
Files may contain hardcoded sensitive information like usernames, passwords, keys etc.
The App uses an insecure Random Number Generator.
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.
App creates temp file. Sensitive information should never be written into a temp file.
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.
App can read/write to External Storage. Any App can read data written to External Storage.
This App has capabilities to prevent against Screenshots from Recent Task History/ Now On Tap etc.
The app uses jackson deserialization library. Deserialization of untrusted input can result in arbitrary code execution.
Suspicious severity warnings from code analysis
Application attempts to discover build version of device.
Dangerous Labelled permissions from Android
Android Dangerous labelled permissions as Dangerous from this library https://developer.android.com/reference/android/Manifest.permission.
Name: READ_PHONE_NUMBERS Description: Allows read access to the device's phone number(s).
Name: READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE Description: Allows an application to read from SD Card.
Name: QUERY_ALL_PACKAGES Description: Allows query of any normal app on the device, regardless of manifest declarations.
Name: CAMERA Description: Allows application to take pictures and videos with the camera. This allows the application to collect images that the camera is seeing at any time.
Name: ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE Description: Allows an application to view the status of all networks.
Name: WAKE_LOCK Description: Allows an application to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
Name: ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION Description: Access coarse location sources, such as the mobile network database, to determine an approximate phone location, where available. Malicious applications can use this to determine approximately where you are.
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: WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE Description: Allows an application to write to the SD card.
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