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Research Shows Android Flashlight Apps Request Dozens of Unnecessary Permissions

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Hundreds of Android flashlight apps are requesting a large number of permissions, without providing the needed functionality in return.

Of the 937 apps analyzed, the average was 25 permissions per app, with seven apps requesting more than 70.

77 flashlight apps requested more than 50 permissions, which is about a third of the total number of permissions the Android OS supports.

Many of these permissions are often utilized by malware, and can be easily weaponized against users.

Curated from ZDNet

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