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  1. luddite

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    Hello. I'm new to this forum and am getting used to the way everything works here. I have a HTC thunderbolt and want to pick some security apps. To be exact I'm interested in the apps can do a remote wipe in the event the phone is stolen or lost. The app I read the most about is android lost. The thing is the app wants aall kinds of permissions and I'm not sure it need what it wants. To be precise: system tools, my location, personal information, phone calls and messages.

    The app is supposed to remotely wipe the phone, allow me to locate the phone, lock the phone, set off an alarm and a host of other nifty things. The app has a high rating and solid web site but I'm concerned about all the personal permission it wants. So my question is am I being paranoid and dim or is this really a great app?
     

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    First, welcome to the forums.
    Second, Those permissions sound about right to me (though, I don't have the app to verify, and I'm not a dev).

    System tools - probably for the wipe?
    Location - location of the lost phone?
    Phone calls / messages - probably how you 'track' and 'wipe' the phone
    Personal Information - no idea? Probably get contact info or something like that...

    A little paranoia isn't really a bad thing is it?
    As I once hear 'just cause i'm paranoid doesn't mean they're not after me.'
     
  3. mikedt

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    Presumably it needs access so it can erase the personal information.
     
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    HTC Thunderbolt..

    you should look up the HTC HUB.. this is htc's security solution.. that does all you want.
     

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