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Zip Co scores 67.3
Malcore scores Zip Co 67.3
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 Zip Co App APK view it on Malcore.
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High severity warnings from code analysis
App creates temp file. Sensitive information should never be written into a temp file.
The App uses an insecure Random Number Generator.
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 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 jackson deserialization library. Deserialization of untrusted input can result in arbitrary code execution.
Files may contain hardcoded sensitive information like usernames, passwords, keys etc.
This App has capabilities to prevent against Screenshots from Recent Task History/ Now On Tap etc.
App can read/write to External Storage. Any App can read data written to External Storage.
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: 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: QUERY_ALL_PACKAGES Description: Allows query of any normal app on the device, regardless of manifest declarations.
Name: BLUETOOTH Description: Allows an application to view configuration of the local Bluetooth phone and to make and accept connections with paired devices.
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: 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: WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE Description: Allows an application to write to the SD card.
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: READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE Description: Allows an application to read from SD Card.
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: 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.
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