Stop Premium SMS Scam
by: Miguel A. Cardenete • 79
In recent times the amount of malware applications (like fakeInst, etc. ) has increased that take advantage of the little attention we pay to the permissions and by exploiting vulnerabilities in subscription systems are able to perform operations that can give us a scare in the bill.
The purpose of this application is to detect applications installed on your device whose permissions might cause additional charges. Also displays a notification if the installation of a suspicious application is detected. (Active Protection).
This application is based on the analysis I did of one of these malware app in this post:
The Flashlight scam:
The applications shown ONLY HAVE THE ABILITY TO PERFORM THESE OPERATIONS BASED ON THEIR PERMISSIONS, THIS DOES NOT MEAN THEY ARE USED FOR THIS PURPOSE.
We have included a menu option to manage trusted applications.
In most applications, permissions are justified and are needed. However, there are apps like jokes, flashlights and other apps downloaded from untrusted sources whose permissions are not justified and may cost money.
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