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the eprmission means just as what you think it means. it may use the systems at anytime it wants to, so it can activate the camera anytime it wants too. what i think of it? well, here in europe, privacydoesnt get as violated as in the USA when it comes to telecomunication and technology. not saying we dont get it, but the USA laws on that area are not only ...


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A good analogy to your question would be airport security. There are only a limited number of entry points which a person can use to enter a secure area. But is the secure area really secure? Consider this: Airport employees and such do not go through the rigorous screening that passengers go through before entering the secure area or boarding a plane. ...


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Under the premise that the system is so well-secured that there is only one person which can connect to it via network, then file permissions do not really matter anymore. The operating system can only enforce them against local users anyway. When an attacker can not log into the system or influence some public service running on the machine to do their ...


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First of all, it should be noted that virtualization is not a security measure in any way. This is an infrastructure / application technology, and it won't protect you from being compromised. Generally speaking, using chmod 777 to address application issues (log writing, cache etc.) is not a viable solution. You might want to understand what is going wrong ...


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One specific piece of data you can access with the "Phone State" permission is the IMEI/IMSI of your phone/sim card. This number is used to identify your device for target-ads (so the ad provider could tell whether you've already seen an ad). Since showing ads is a common business model in mobile apps, the "Phone State" permission being requested is as well ...



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