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How does Flusk Vault process your application data and protect your privacy?
How does Flusk Vault process your application data and protect your privacy?

Learn more about how Flusk Vault works and how it affects your app regarding privacy and customer data.

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In this article, We'll try to synthesize how Flusk Vault works and how we proceed in order to detect security vulnerabilities inside your application.

GDPR Compliance

Flusk tools are GDPR compliant for their use according to our Terms of Use.
If you'd like to know more about our compliance, please visit this article.

Privacy and data processing

We understand that granting access to your application and its data may cause concern, but please be assured that we will never access or use your private data without your explicit consent.

Flusk takes privacy very seriously and follows practices to ensure the security of user data. All user data is encrypted in transit and at rest, and all user interactions with the system are protected by authentication protocols. Additionally, Flusk Vault maintains rigorous internal policies and procedures to ensure that user data remains private and secure.

To do so, we:

  • Mainly use and collect publicly accessible data to perform security tests. This is done by fetching the public JSON application file of your app, which only contains information on its structure.

  • Never access, fetch or copy any data from your app's database. You can also remove the database access to Flusk.

  • Require all app owners to verify their ownership, making it impossible to use Flusk Vault for identifying vulnerabilities on other apps.

  • Avoid using customer data for security tests whenever possible. In most cases, we only use the JSON application file to review items. For example, when reviewing if a database field is sensitive, we first assess it based on its field name and context.

  • Never store customer data on our server, they are deleted immediately upon check.
    We also use only GDPR and HIPAA-compliant servers to process user data.

  • Ensure no Team member has access to your app when adding the [email protected] account as a collaborator. This account is inaccessible to any members of our team for privacy reasons and terms and conditions legally stipulate that the Flusk team cannot access your app or its data without your explicit permission.

Compliance and Standards

Flusk's servers and database follow the following compliance and standards to guarantee the safety of your data:

  • GDPR Compliance (Learn more)

  • HIPAA Compliance

  • SOC 2 Type II

  • ISO 27001:2013

  • ISO 9001:2015

  • ISO/IEC 27701 new

  • PCI Compliance (ASV Network Scan)

  • Regular Penetration Testing by Clone Systems

How does Flusk Vault work?

Scraping public data

The main thing we use in order to analyze your application is scraping the public App JSON Object on all your pages.

This is basically how our tool works:

  1. First API call to get all the pages of your application

  2. Fetch the JSON Object of each page

  3. Analyze the public content of each page

  4. Analyze the public global properties of your app

This allows us to extract all the front-end data (that is public and viewable by everyone) as a JSON object that we pass to our algorithm.

Once your data is inside our back end, we will analyze it and look for security vulnerabilities on every single page of your app.

Verifying ownership

In order to ensure the proper installation and functionality of Flusk Vault, we kindly request that you grant access to our internal account, [email protected]. This is necessary for two main reasons.

  1. Firstly, verify that you are the rightful owner of the application and prevent any unauthorized access.

  2. Secondly, to process confidential data such as API Tokens, privacy rules, and cookie exploits, as well as to provide access to features that are not yet publicly available.

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