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Author Topic: Security and downloading from market.  (Read 3507 times)
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« on: July 06, 2010, 02:14:22 PM »

I am new to downloading for a phone and it gives me warnings of what can be accessed if I do download an application.

Some say for example:
This application has access to the following -
'system tools' -prevent phone from sleeping, change wifi state
'network communication' - full internet access
'your location' - coarse location, fine location
'phone calls' - read phone state and identity.

So far I haven't found the answers in the manual! Am I being over cautious?!
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Sim
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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2010, 08:29:53 AM »

Some applications require, for example your current location to work. It is just letting you know what each application will need to use.
Some apps however do not require these and when you download, it says that it does. So still be cautious to what you download and read comments from other people first!
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2010, 08:33:24 AM »

Many thanks for that. What about the 'prevents phone from sleeping'?? Any ideas?

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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2010, 09:43:16 AM »

Prevents phone from sleeping will do just that while the application is running. Your best bet would be to download "App task manager" so you can kill tasks once you have finished with them. Beware though, it was found that if you do not specify, the task manager will kill off your alarm clock and so won't wake you up. Roll Eyes
Hope that helps.
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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2010, 09:55:52 AM »

Really appreciated, many thanks!
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