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UPDATED ON: Jan 15, 2014
INSTALLATIONS: 1,000,000 - 5,000,000
LATEST VERSION: 1.1.1230.1234
ERFORDERLICHE ANDROID-VERSION: 2.0.1 and up
coarse (network-based) location
Access coarse location sources such as the cellular network database to determine an approximate phone location, where available. Malicious applications can use this to determine approximately where you are.
fine (GPS) location
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.
access extra location provider commands
Access extra location provider commands. Malicious applications could use this to interfere with the operation of the GPS or other location sources.
view Wi-Fi state
Allows an application to view the information about the state of Wi-Fi.
view network state
Allows an application to view the state of all networks.
create Bluetooth connections
Allows an application to view configuration of the local Bluetooth phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.
full Internet access
Allows an application to create network sockets.
Allows an application to configure the local Bluetooth phone, and to discover and pair with remote devices.
automatically start at boot
Allows an application to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the application to slow down overall performance of the phone by constantly running.
reorder running applications
Allows an application to move tasks to the foreground and background. Malicious applications can force themselves to the front without your control.
format external storage
Allows the application to format removable storage.
mount and unmount filesystems
Allows the application to mount and unmount filesystems for removable storage.
display system-level alerts
Allows an application to show system alert windows. Malicious applications can take over the entire screen of the phone.
retrieve running applications
Allows application to retrieve information about currently and recently running tasks. May allow malicious applications to discover private information about other applications.
restart other applications
Allows an application to forcibly restart other applications.
read system log files
Allows an application to read from the systemʼs various log files. This allows it to discover general information about what you are doing with the phone, but should not contain any personal or private information.
prevent phone from sleeping
Allows an application to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
modify phone state
Allows the application to control the phone features of the device. An application with this permission can switch networks, turn the phone radio on and off and the like without ever notifying you.
read phone state and identity
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, ect.
intercept outgoing calls
Allows application to process outgoing calls and change the number to be dialed. Malicious applications may monitor, redirect, or prevent outgoing calls.
discover known accounts
Allows an application to get the list of accounts known by the phone.
manage the accounts list
Allows an application to perform operations like adding, and removing accounts and deleting their password.
send SMS messages
Allows application to send SMS messages. Malicious applications may cost you money by sending messages without your confirmation.
directly call phone numbers
Allows the application to call phone numbers without your intervention. Malicious applications may cause unexpected calls on your phone bill. Note that this does not allow the application to call emergency numbers.
Allows application to receive and process SMS messages. Malicious applications may monitor your messages or delete them without showing them to you.
Allows application to receive and process MMS messages. Malicious applications may monitor your messages or delete them without showing them to you.
read SMS or MMS
Allows application to read SMS messages stored on your phone or SIM card. Malicious applications may read your confidential messages.
edit SMS or MMS
Allows application to write to SMS messages stored on your phone or SIM card. Malicious applications may delete your messages.
YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
read contact data
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.
write contact data
Allows an application to modify the contact (address) data stored on your phone. Malicious applications can use this to erase or modify your contact data.
modify/delete SD card contents
Allows an application to write to the SD card.
change your audio settings
Allows application to modify global audio settings such as volume and routing.