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Bad Permission II
android-basics | Level: Easy | Total Lab Runs: 0 | Premium Lab |
Android mobile applications need user's permission to access different resources or to perform restricted/privileged actions. These permissions are listed in AndroidManifest.xml file which is packaged in application APK. One of the tell-tale signs of the malicious applications is that they have permissions irrelevant to their advertised purpose e.g. an alarm app with permission to send SMS.
In this lab, you are provided with APK of a heart rate monitor application. Use aapt (Android Asset Packaging Tool) to extract the permissions from the APK.
Objective: Use aapt to extract the permissions from APK and identify the unnecessary/suspicious permission.
- APK file is kept in the home directory of root user (i.e. /root/)
|1.||Provide the full permission string (e.g. android.permission.WAKE_LOCK)||
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