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Why TC needs too much permissions ?

Postby Rex » Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:47 pm

Hi,

Just purchased TouchControl 1.85. For something that just wakes up the phone, I wonder why does it needs the following permissions:

- Network communication: full network access
- Phone calls: read phone status and identity
- Your accounts: find accounts on the device

Thanks in advance for any clarification.
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Re: Why TC needs too much permissions ?

Postby ponury » Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:47 pm

Rex wrote:Hi,

Just purchased TouchControl 1.85. For something that just wakes up the phone, I wonder why does it needs the following permissions:

- Network communication: full network access

It downloads modules from my webserver, they are not stored in the APK (this way I can easily push modules without updating the app.

Rex wrote:- Phone calls: read phone status and identity

I think it's required to get whether internet is available on the device

Rex wrote:- Your accounts: find accounts on the device

It's for licence check. It's sending it to my server.

But really, any app that you grant root access is capable of doing absolutely anything with your phone. So these permissions just doesn't make any sens. A root app can without a problem prune your device, make it unbootable (by overwriting crucial partitions like bootloader). Or do any evil thing you can imagine.
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