LinkedIn scores 34.15
Malcore scores LinkedIn 34.15
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 LinkedIn App APK view it on Malcore.
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High severity warnings from code analysis
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.
The App uses an insecure Random Number Generator.
Files may contain hardcoded sensitive information like usernames, passwords, keys etc.
App creates temp file. Sensitive information should never be written into a temp file.
The app uses jackson deserialization library. Deserialization of untrusted input can result in arbitrary code execution.
This App has capabilities to prevent against Screenshots from Recent Task History/ Now On Tap etc.
Suspicious severity warnings from code analysis
Application attempts to discover build version of device.
Application attempts to parse CPU information.
Dangerous Labelled permissions from Android
Android Dangerous labelled permissions as Dangerous from this library https://developer.android.com/reference/android/Manifest.permission.
Name: READ_CALENDAR Description: Allows an application to read all of the calendar events stored on your phone. Malicious applications can use this to send your calendar events to other people.
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: BLUETOOTH Description: Allows an application to view configuration of the local Bluetooth phone and to make and accept connections with paired devices.
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: ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE Description: Allows an application to view the status of all networks.
Name: WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE Description: Allows an application to write to the SD card.
Name: MANAGE_ACCOUNTS Description: Allows an application to perform operations like adding and removing accounts and deleting their password.
Name: READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE Description: Allows an application to read from SD Card.
Name: WRITE_SYNC_SETTINGS Description: Allows an application to modify the sync settings, such as whether sync is enabled for Contacts.
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: WRITE_CONTACTS Description: Allows an application to modify the contact (address) data stored on your phone. Malicious applications can use this to erase or modify your contact data.
Name: WAKE_LOCK Description: Allows an application to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
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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