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Bad Permission IV

android-basics | Level: Easy  | Total Lab Runs: 0 | Premium Lab

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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 mobile game application. Use jadx tool to reverse the APK and analyze the AndroidManifest.xml file. 

Objective: Analyze the AndroidManifest.xml and identify the unnecessary/suspicious permission.


  • APK file is kept on the Desktop of root user (i.e. /root/Desktop/)

1. Provide the full permission string (e.g. android.permission.WAKE_LOCK)

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