aeGis is an OSS alternative to other security apps that interact via SMS. With aeGis you can: -- Locate and track your phone if it goes missing or is stolen by receiving sms updates of its location. -- Remotely lock your device with a password ...Read more
aeGis is an OSS alternative to other security apps that interact via SMS.
With aeGis you can: -- Locate and track your phone if it goes missing or is stolen by receiving sms updates of its location. -- Remotely lock your device with a password or pin number. -- Remotely wipe your device. -- Remotely backup up call logs or sms logs(or both) to either Dropbox or Google Drive. -- Remotely enable sound on device and make it scream. -- Create an IMSI(SIM Card) whitelist
aeGis will let you know via response if your action has been completed.
HINT: Default unlock code if you manage to lock yourself out, is "aeGis" (case sensitive)
HINT: The application has to be started at least once on installation for receiver to work.
REASONS FOR PERMISSIONS:
Get Accounts: This allows the application to retrieve the names of the gmail accounts on the device for backup services.
Read SMS: This allows the application to backup the SMS' on your device to a backup service of your choice.
Read Contacts: This allows the application to match numbers in your sms/call logs to real contacts on your device while doing a backup.
Read Call Log: This allows the application to recover call logs to backup service of your choice.
Write Call Log: Also needed while matching.
Receive SMS: This allows the application to spawn the various activities.
Send SMS: This allows the application to send a mapview in sms format to the originating address.
Precise Location: This allows the application to track the devices location to be sent to location requesting originating address.
Control Vibration: As-is.
Internet: Needed implicitly by geocoder.
Currently supported: 1135 different devices, according to play store.
If you would like to donate to the project, see: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.decad3nce.aegisdonate
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UPDATED ON: Aug 17, 2013
INSTALLATIONS: 10,000 - 50,000
LATEST VERSION: 126.96.36.199
REQUIRED ANDROID VERSION: 4.0 and up
discover known accounts
Allows an application to get the list of accounts known by the phone.
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.
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.
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.
Allows application to receive and process SMS messages. Malicious applications may monitor your messages or delete them without showing them to you.
send SMS messages
Allows application to send SMS messages. Malicious applications may cost you money by sending messages without your confirmation.
control vibration alert
Allows the application to control the vibration alert.
precise (GPS) location
Access precise 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.
approximate (network-based) location
Access 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.
full Internet access
Allows an application to create network sockets.
modify/delete SD card contents
Allows an application to write to the SD card.