Personal PrivacyResearch Shows Android Flashlight Apps Request Dozens of Unnecessary PermissionsSeptember 12, 2019Personal Privacyandroidflashlight appmalwarepermissions The Infinite BriefHundreds 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 Tags :androidflashlight appmalwarepermissionsshare on Facebookshare on Twittershare on LinkedInshare on Redditadd a comment Leave a Response Cancel replyCommentName Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Menstruation Tracking App Maya Leaked Women’s Period and Sexual Activity Data to FacebookHP Printers Collect Your Printing Data and Use it for AdvertisingYou Might Also LikePersonal PrivacyA Growing List of Companies Are Now Using Webcams to Monitor Their Remote EmployeesPersonal PrivacyNew Google Data Shows a 350% Increase in Phishing Websites During the Coronavirus PandemicPersonal PrivacyWhat’s the Going Rate for Social Security Numbers on the Dark Web?