Zero Permission App

How to verify an App is really Zero Permission and Safe?


Before you download an app from Play Store, you could select the "View details" under Permissions in the app store listing. If an app has no permission required you will see something like:

Picture of an app with no permission
Picture of an app with no permission

If you want a further test, you could use the free web service Exodus Privacy. You just need the app package name that you could get from a browser as shown:

Highlighted portion is the app id
Highlighted portion is the app id

Enter the app id into the Exodus, and click "Perform analysis". After a short period of time, depending on the size of the app, a report will be generated for your viewing. An example is as shown:

Report on our Zero Permission App - Device Info
Report on our Zero Permission App - Device Info

The above are some simple checks that you could do, free and freely, for any app in the Play Store.
Hope this is helpful to someone out there. cheerios


For Developers: Deadline for Updating Your Android App

Building a safer Google Play for kids


Google updated their Families policies and Designed for Families program requirements on May 29, 2019.

As stated in their website, all existing apps have until September 1, 2019 to fill in the new target audience and content section of the Google Play Console and comply with our new policies. New apps must be compliant upon publishing.

In your Play Console Dashboard, this setting can be found in YOUR_APP / Store Presence / App Content.

Remember to complete it before 1st September for existing apps.

Be Careful When Going to China Police Station

A Chinese surveillance tool (com.android.mfsocket)


This is serious shxt

If you are looking for the apk, there are many versions out there. Look for one with the cert:

Certificate:
    Data:
        Version: 3 (0x2)
        Serial Number: 2131437806 (0x7f0b28ee)
        Signature Algorithm: sha256WithRSAEncryption
        Issuer: C=cn, ST=fujian, L=xiamen, O=meiya, OU=meiyaphone, CN=meiyapico
        Validity
            Not Before: May 30 01:41:11 2018 GMT
            Not After : May 24 01:41:11 2043 GMT
        Subject: C=cn, ST=fujian, L=xiamen, O=meiya, OU=meiyaphone, CN=meiyapico
        Subject Public Key Info:
            Public Key Algorithm: rsaEncryption
                RSA Public-Key: (2048 bit)
                Modulus:
                    00:a0:4f:09:35:e3:09:71:2f:cd:a9:05:9d:45:88:
                    43:3b:cc:4a:ca:39:fe:d2:90:eb:26:c8:4e:18:c8:
                    42:be:0c:b6:59:5d:b7:95:14:76:55:1e:dd:95:8f:
                    b4:f0:d4:cb:af:dd:73:a3:9d:6f:e2:73:9a:73:9c:
                    7d:2d:f6:08:bc:2c:5d:0c:de:57:d6:2d:f0:47:56:
                    61:2e:a4:30:cd:c3:f6:86:6e:d0:5d:89:ae:4c:10:
                    fb:2d:e9:f5:23:9c:5c:ea:f6:77:91:6e:fc:35:fd:
                    a7:a0:15:25:42:7f:1f:0e:83:60:64:80:8a:cc:53:
                    fd:f9:85:28:89:fb:1c:4b:95:95:21:ec:44:77:4f:
                    d2:4c:a1:5c:ac:ac:af:72:cc:c2:94:96:16:f5:0e:
                    6b:38:e8:f6:e3:55:1f:67:38:99:04:6a:d6:58:a7:
                    d0:10:2e:87:2a:8e:b4:bd:e2:31:96:55:ee:c9:2b:
                    6b:77:c7:e4:7e:f0:c7:92:5c:2b:78:58:dd:24:2c:
                    1c:26:f9:6b:30:de:fd:f0:61:c2:94:41:ed:51:3c:
                    2b:31:47:40:37:e1:4a:7b:d9:cc:31:a5:d9:51:b7:
                    61:c4:4f:28:f5:8d:e0:db:5a:39:0e:69:eb:57:0a:
                    98:2b:8b:eb:87:18:cb:80:1b:8d:15:d8:f8:cf:85:
                    96:e7
                Exponent: 65537 (0x10001)
        X509v3 extensions:
            X509v3 Subject Key Identifier: 
                D5:21:75:58:00:5F:B3:14:76:9D:29:A3:65:0B:75:6E:72:BF:08:12
    Signature Algorithm: sha256WithRSAEncryption
         69:13:3d:03:b8:09:03:3e:68:67:f8:7f:9b:2a:11:19:db:f3:
         a7:2f:3b:db:49:7d:aa:e9:dd:a2:ef:2d:9f:20:98:f0:4b:4a:
         23:da:ea:71:e5:06:6b:50:47:39:d1:df:ed:81:93:cb:b2:83:
         1a:4a:62:d8:d7:33:cb:d8:27:37:43:40:ec:23:64:e2:b0:49:
         fb:38:fd:95:10:5a:bf:4f:9c:c4:ca:bf:10:ff:eb:a5:11:d0:
         21:5a:4c:cf:bc:18:27:d2:21:8c:37:1a:98:62:58:1b:68:36:
         b2:11:44:44:d5:82:a9:d6:99:6d:30:81:01:5c:1a:76:c3:53:
         c3:85:5d:02:ea:c8:51:18:a2:b0:c4:b6:3b:90:7f:b4:f4:8f:
         22:41:6f:8e:f1:f2:1b:cc:ff:73:61:8d:95:ec:44:e8:5f:60:
         82:94:22:64:7e:f3:5a:7f:1a:73:ef:8c:98:cb:00:bb:f4:81:
         ac:98:3e:f5:10:fc:c7:e5:80:3b:c3:df:fb:d3:5c:84:34:a3:
         df:44:52:09:fd:a7:4a:eb:2b:93:5b:86:87:af:ff:c8:5f:9e:
         72:15:2f:9e:71:32:fe:fd:84:07:ca:f5:67:52:7b:c4:b5:c9:
         9d:23:b7:0e:63:b0:3d:34:8c:60:86:02:7a:cb:1d:88:8c:97:
         ca:17:84:bf
-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
MIIDbzCCAlegAwIBAgIEfwso7jANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQsFADBoMQswCQYDVQQGEwJj
bjEPMA0GA1UECBMGZnVqaWFuMQ8wDQYDVQQHEwZ4aWFtZW4xDjAMBgNVBAoTBW1l
aXlhMRMwEQYDVQQLEwptZWl5YXBob25lMRIwEAYDVQQDEwltZWl5YXBpY28wHhcN
MTgwNTMwMDE0MTExWhcNNDMwNTI0MDE0MTExWjBoMQswCQYDVQQGEwJjbjEPMA0G
A1UECBMGZnVqaWFuMQ8wDQYDVQQHEwZ4aWFtZW4xDjAMBgNVBAoTBW1laXlhMRMw
EQYDVQQLEwptZWl5YXBob25lMRIwEAYDVQQDEwltZWl5YXBpY28wggEiMA0GCSqG
SIb3DQEBAQUAA4IBDwAwggEKAoIBAQCgTwk14wlxL82pBZ1FiEM7zErKOf7SkOsm
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hSiJ+xxLlZUh7ER3T9JMoVysrK9yzMKUlhb1Dms46PbjVR9nOJkEatZYp9AQLocq
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2cwxpdlRt2HETyj1jeDbWjkOaetXCpgri+uHGMuAG40V2PjPhZbnAgMBAAGjITAf
MB0GA1UdDgQWBBTVIXVYAF+zFHadKaNlC3Vucr8IEjANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQsFAAOC
AQEAaRM9A7gJAz5oZ/h/myoRGdvzpy8720l9qundou8tnyCY8EtKI9rqceUGa1BH
OdHf7YGTy7KDGkpi2Nczy9gnN0NA7CNk4rBJ+zj9lRBav0+cxMq/EP/rpRHQIVpM
z7wYJ9IhjDcamGJYG2g2shFERNWCqdaZbTCBAVwadsNTw4VdAurIURiisMS2O5B/
tPSPIkFvjvHyG8z/c2GNlexE6F9ggpQiZH7zWn8ac++MmMsAu/SBrJg+9RD8x+WA
O8Pf+9NchDSj30RSCf2nSusrk1uGh6//yF+echUvnnEy/v2EB8r1Z1J7xLXJnSO3
DmOwPTSMYIYCessdiIyXyheEvw==
-----END CERTIFICATE-----



Note links from Chinese websites:

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