This Android app was first launched on 1st January 2015 and currently has more than 100000 downloads, a 3.9 stars rating from 637 users and the latest release is version 3.4.1.
Our last analysis was done on 17th October 2020 based on data found in their Google Play description and their website and their source repository. We discuss issues with the provider here. Our verdict was (details below).
We found these ways of contacting the developers:
- Website: blockstream.com/green
- Twitter: @Blockstream
- Facebook: Blockstream
- LinkedIn: company/blockstream
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Try out searching for "lost bitcoins", "stole my money" or "scammers" together with the wallet's name, even if you think the wallet is generally trustworthy. For all the bigger wallets you will find accusations. Make sure you understand why they were made and if you are comfortable with the provider's reaction.
With this script we get:
Results: appId: com.greenaddress.greenbits_android_wallet signer: 32f9cc00b13fbeace51e2fb51df482044e42ad34a9bd912f179fedb16a42970e apkVersionName: 3.4.1 apkVersionCode: 22000341 apkHash: 991b1d5672faed19ee8e96a66f7b6812e23971eaf28187424c9af41c4ff16d82 Diff: Files /tmp/fromPlay_com.greenaddress.greenbits_android_wallet_22000341/apktool.yml and /tmp/fromBuild_com.greenaddress.greenbits_android_wallet_22000341/apktool.yml differ Only in /tmp/fromPlay_com.greenaddress.greenbits_android_wallet_22000341/original/META-INF: GREENADD.RSA Only in /tmp/fromPlay_com.greenaddress.greenbits_android_wallet_22000341/original/META-INF: GREENADD.SF Files /tmp/fromPlay_com.greenaddress.greenbits_android_wallet_22000341/original/META-INF/MANIFEST.MF and /tmp/fromBuild_com.greenaddress.greenbits_android_wallet_22000341/original/META-INF/MANIFEST.MF differ Revision, tag (and its signature): object 101529e377f3f8dd628bd589603a4ca1ba9e618d type commit tag release_3.4.1 tagger Luca Vaccaro <email@example.com> 1602497639 +0200 Release 3.4.1
which is what we want to see to give this wallet the verdict: reproducible
At the time of this analysis, the app on Google Play was reproducible from the code provided by the developers!
The app can be independently verified. If the provider puts your funds at risk on purpose or by accident, security researchers can see this if they care to look. It also means that inside the company engineers can verify that the release manager is releasing the app based on code known to all engineers on the team. A scammer would have to work under the potential eyes of security researchers. He would have to take more effort in hiding any exploit.
"Reproducible" does not mean "verified". There is good reason to believe that security researchers as of today would not detect very blatant backdoors in the public source code before it gets exploited, much less if the attacker takes moderate efforts to hide it.
To understand why some lines of difference are ok and others not one has to consider how app signing works. Android supports currently 3 signing schemes and in version 1 signing the signature is put inside the application file. As the tester must not have the release signing key, those files necessarily are missing or differ from the version on Google Play. The file "apktool.yml" was never part of the app and is generated by the analysis tool "apktool".
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