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Android malware is everywhere. If you want to quickly get listings of permissions used by APK files check out my scanperms program.

Here is an example output on a trojanized app called AndroidDogwar mentioned on this site: http://www.sleetherz.com/2011/08/beware-of-android-app-dog-war-trojan-horse-malware/

Found permission VIBRATE which has the following attribute:
Allows access to the vibrator

Found permission INTERNET which has the following attribute:
Allows applications to open network sockets.

Found permission ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION which has the following attribute:
Allows an application to access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, WiFi) location

Found permission READ_PHONE_STATE which has the following attribute:
Allows read only access to phone state.

Found permission SEND_SMS which has the following attribute:
Allows an application to send SMS messages.

Found permission WRITE_SMS which has the following attribute:
Allows an application to write SMS messages.

Found permission READ_CONTACTS which has the following attribute:
Allows an application to read the user’s contacts data.

Found permission RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED which has the following attribute:
Allows an application to receive the ACTION_BOOT_COMPLETED that is broadcast after the system finishes booting.

 

This app had been modified to send SMS messages to everyone on your contact list. Namely that you enjoy hurting small animals.

I find this useful for scanning directories full of APKs.

Note: new vesion v02b updated APKtool to 1.4.3

Note: new version adds fixes. Download the latest below.

scanperms02b.tar.gz

md5: d41a4f57dd0833dc1612ebbf40e024fb