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DebtDroid Application Safe?


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  1. Reverence

    Reverence Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I just recently downloaded an application from the Market called DebtDroid so I can log who owes me money and who I owe money too. After I downloaded the app I read the thread stickied in this board about what the different application permissions mean and it got me a little worried.

    I was looking over the application permissions for it and they include:
    Your Location (coarse location)
    Your personal Information (contact data)
    Network communication (full internet access)
    Phone Calls (read phone state and identity)
    Hardware Controls (control vibrator)

    I understand why it needs the access to my personal information and hardware controls because it allows for a notification feature which I'm sure uses the vibrate, and it also allows me to select people from my contact list which is why it needs my personal information.

    However, I am wondering why it needs my location, my phone calls, and network communication with full internet access...is this normal?
    It has ads in the actual application, so is that why it needs full internet access?

    I'm thinking I should probably remove this app, but I was just wondering if all this is normal for future reference. Also, if this is a "malware/adware" application, are there any signs I should look for? And would uninstalling the application get rid of the malicious code or is there something else I'd have to do?
     

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  2. Reverence

    Reverence Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Seeing as no one answered my thread, I e-mailed the creator myself and he explained all the permissions to me in case anyone was wondering for future reference:

     
  3. cornbreadfarts

    cornbreadfarts Well-Known Member

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    sounds like a great app for drug dealers. :)
     

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