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Android Application Security Essentials by Pragati Ogal Rai

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Chapter 3. Permissions

Permissions are the focus of this chapter. They are an integral part of an Android application and almost all application developers and users will encounter them at one time or the other. As we discussed in Chapter 1, Android Security Model – the Big Picture, install time application review is the most important security gate. This step is an all or nothing decision by the user; a user either accepts all the listed permissions or declines to download the app. So, as a user of an Android phone, it is important to understand permissions to make prudent decisions about which application to install. Permissions form the basis for securing components and protecting user data.

This chapter begins with an introduction of an existing ...

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