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Outlook.com Android App Leaves Email Messages Exposed
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MrTibbs
MrTibbs,
User Rank: Apprentice
5/21/2014 | 6:34:44 PM
Re: Default Encryption
Hey Microsoft, At least a warning during installation is warranted here!

The Outlook desktop app has better controls over its local OST datafiles than this app.

I have used Touchdown for Exchange since Android 2.x, which DOES encrypt its datastore, plus I encrypt both internal storage and SD card and disable the developer option.

-MT

 
securityaffairs
securityaffairs,
User Rank: Ninja
5/21/2014 | 3:41:08 PM
Re: Default Encryption
Randy you are right, but in this case I believe that the app itself his poor under security perspective. Microsoft statement has no sense. Guys who have designed the app have no clear idea of security requirements neither user privacy.

Since we will read reply like the one provided by MS we have no hope to user better application .... 

Please give a look to my post on the topic and read the stats I mentioned on HP Fortify study ...

http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/25103/digital-id/outlook-app-leaks-encryption.html

Thanks

Pierluigi
Randy Naramore
Randy Naramore,
User Rank: Ninja
5/21/2014 | 2:07:53 PM
Re: Default Encryption
Sad to say but the Android apps do not have the scrutiny that apple apps have. The android platform is solid but the apps need to be held to a higher level than they currently are.
securityaffairs
securityaffairs,
User Rank: Ninja
5/21/2014 | 12:21:57 PM
Re: Default Encryption
The reply provided by Microsoft is simply absurd. This is the wrong way to think security by design. Let's blame the others ... it's too easy!

 
RyanSepe
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
5/20/2014 | 9:59:30 PM
Default Encryption
It seems that this is a gaping security flaw considering the ease of extraction for an SD card. Majority of users as posed in the article are default set to be unencrypted, so this hole will be available for many android based users. 

Is there any detriment to defaulting settings to encrypt instead of defaulting to unecrypted from a vendor perspective? Allow the user to make the choice but make them consciously choose to become vulnerable. This way the majority of unaware users will not be unknowlingly in danger.


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