/Android App Permissions | What You Need to Know About It

Android App Permissions | What You Need to Know About It

Android operating system; It is an attractive channel for many cyber attackers in terms of structure and level of information. Using smart phones wisely is very important.

The Android operating system has a security support, which is called the colonic app permissions system, which allows users to control the permissions of applications installed on their device. Unfortunately, many Android users do not consider this permission system and they accept all the permissions required by software developers and install the application on their device. Let’s see what these permissions are and what you are allowed to do now:

Android App Permission

Calendar

Android App Calendar Permission

What to do with permission:

You can read events in the calendar (READ_CALENDAR).

You can edit old events, create new ones (WRITE_CALENDAR).

Because it’s dangerous: if you use a digital planner for your daily routines, the application will know your daily routine and share it with the criminals. In addition, any errors in the application can delete important meetings in your calendar.

Camera

Android App Camera Permission

What to do with permission:

Access the camera (CAMERA), the application can take pictures or record videos with the camera phone.

Because it’s dangerous: the app can take photos and videos of you at any time.

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What to do with permission:

View contacts (READ_CONTACTS).

Add or edit new contacts (WRITE_CONTACTS).

Access the list of accounts (GET_ACCOUNTS).

Because it’s dangerous: the application can block access to all your contacts. Data is interesting for cyber criminals. This authorization also allows access to other accounts on the phone: Google, Facebook, Instagram and other similar accounts.

Location information

Android App Location Permission

What to do with permission:

With mobile data and Wi-Fi zones, we can get closer to the subject (ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION).

You can access the exact location using GPS data (ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION).

Because it’s dangerous: the app always knows where you are. There may be many things in your position, for example, thieves can learn when you’re not home.

Microphone

Android App Michrophone Permission

What to do with permission:

The audio is recorded using the microphone (RECORD_AUDIO).

Because it’s dangerous: the application can record all the sound. This includes all your conversations. You can record not only telephone calls, but also conversations during the day.

Phone

Android App Phone Permission

What to do with permission:

The application can see the status of your phone (READ_PHONE_STATE), your phone number can learn.

View information about the existing cellular network.

You can make calls (CALL_PHONE).

You can see the call list (READ_CALL_LOG).

You can edit the list of calls (WRITE_CALL_LOG).

You can add voice messages (ADD_VOICEMAIL).

You can use VoIP (USE_SIP).

You can change the outgoing call permissions (PROCESS_OUTGOING_CALLS).

You can deactivate the call or forward the call to another number.

Because it’s dangerous: when you grant permissions on the phone, you can do almost anything related to voice communication. When and who knows what you are looking for, you can call anywhere. Calling for paid numbers can cause high bills.

Body sensors

Android App Sensor Permission

What to do with permission:

(BODY_SENSORS) allows access to health data collected by certain sensors.

Because it’s dangerous: if you use an accessory that uses a body sensor, the application can collect data on your health.

SMS

Android App SMS Permission

What to do with permission:

You can send an SMS message (SEND_SMS).

You can read saved SMS messages (READ_SMS).

Receive SMS messages (RECEIVE_SMS).

The WAP can receive push messages (RECEIVER_WAP_PUSH).

Incoming MMS messages can be (RECEIVE_MMS).

Dangerous Cause: This permission allows the application to receive and send text messages. Therefore, a paid subscription can be provided to a place that the user does not want.

Storage

Android App Storage Permission

What to do with permission:

Read the SD card or other memory (READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE).

You can save data on SD cards or other storage units (WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE).

Because dangerous: application; Read, modify or delete any file on your device.

Consequently; You must carefully review each permission before granting the necessary permissions to the applications you are installing. for example This is strange if a photo editing application wants to use its approach. Likewise; the map or navigation application requires GPS data, but you do not need to ask permission to access your SMS messages.

When you install an application on your Android device, you can now more consciously check which application has the necessary permissions for this information.

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