Full Internet Access App Permission


  1. smithbradoid

    smithbradoid Member

    Hi all

    My apologies for this thread also being in the Android Lounge as well.

    I have a couple of questions and thought this might be the right place to
    come for some help.:)

    I paid for and downloaded and installed a app from Android Market which is used to check what permissions each app has that is installed on my Android device it is called Doctor Permission.


    The app has just one permission it's self being the following-

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    NETWORK COMMUNICATION
    FULL INTERNET ACCESS
    Allows an application to create network sockets.
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    Could a app with just this one permission like Full Internet Access cause any real harm to my device ?

    Or does it require other permissions like read contact info or system logs etc to possibly become a problem app.?


    Could it require the internet connection because of license checking.?


    Cheers
    :)






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  2. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Network sockets are a pretty common way for apps to communicate with one another - however - I would visit the Market to get the contact info, and write the dev to see what they say about it.

    Check the sticky thread in this forum, but I think you'll find that with that permission, the app may go out on the net - or simply use network services within the operating system.

    Hope this helps! :)
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  3. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

    Hi smithbradoid,

    Welcome to the forums!

    I got a similar question via email I keep meaning to reply to, but it keeps slipping my mind. Many apologies if that was you, I was super busy recently working on the update for my own permissions app. :D

    Nevertheless to say, this is definitely the right place to ask about permissions and apps :)

    I generally wouldn't worry about that if it is the only permission. Especially if the app is advertising-supported. However, it's always good to be cautious!

    In the end it's a bit of a judgment call.

    What I like to tell people is that it's all about context. Is the app a game of checkers asking to read your browser history? Those two things together are a red flag.

    Anyways, feel free to check out my guide:

    http://androidforums.com/android-ap...explained-security-tips-avoiding-malware.html

    Or my App:

    http://androidforums.com/android-ap...explained-security-tips-avoiding-malware.html


    hope that helps!
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  4. smithbradoid

    smithbradoid Member

    Thanks EarlyMon and alostpacket for your replies.:)

    Many thanks for you information and advice on Full Internet Access app permissions.

    It truly is a matter of being cautious and thinking about what permissions are
    are being asked of the user before downloading and installing apps.

    And thanks to alostpacket for your great Android App Pocket Permissions i find it to be very useful.:)

    Cheers :)
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