egzthunder1 · Jun 9, 2011 at 03:00 am

How Dangerous Are Your Apps? Find Out With PermissionDog for Android

Security has been a paramount issue for a while now due to the first signs of malware showing up in Android as well as the fact that everyone seems to be interested in our location at all times as well as our activities. If you don’t like the idea of carrying an antivirus in your device but would still love to address some security concerns regarding your latest app acquisitions, then take a look at what XDA member weakwire has in stock for you. PermissionDog will allow you to check, in detail, what apps located I your device can actually do. If you, for instance, downloaded a Tetris clone and installed it, but are curious at what it does as you feel that your device is sending a large amount of data, then you can check what this app was allowed to do upon installation. PermissionDog can be set to jump whenever you start any app, displaying said permissions in the process. You can also customize its behavior by telling it to not start up with certain apps that you may trust. Best of all, the app will list all of your zinstalled apps and give them a rating based on how dangerous the permissions may make the app, so even if you don’t feel like reading through these, you can still tell, which ones may not be safe to have. So, remember, a simple game should not need permission to have access to your SMS and be able to call internationally.

The dev is looking for feedback, so if you feel that you have spotted something wrong with the app, please be sure to let the dev know about it.

Hi just made an app with my friend ventrix.
PermissionDog lists all the applications you have installed and checks out what permissions each app is using.
Based on these permissions it sets how dangerous the application can be.

You can find more information in the application thread.

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