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If your device is Android version 4.3 and 4.4 or above, Google introduced AppOps application permission manager functionality,You can control the way an app can access specific permissions like Internet,File read or write,Read gps locations,etc. Just goto Setting>Security and enable App permission.So each and everytime an application tries to access ...


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If an app has access to your data and the Internet, there's actually nothing to keep it from doing such things indeed. But if it did, it probably won't go unnoticed (as it would use bandwidth for that, someone surely would have noticed). Which is one reason one should prefer apps already used by many people, and from a trustworthy source.


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I'm surprised that no-one has suggested going to the play store / device manager and using the built-in tools for locking and erasing the device in question. Go here: https://www.google.com/android/devicemanager?hl=en&u=0


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You can encrypt your phone and it then will ask for a pin each time you boot your phone


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Non-app alternative: If smudge traces are your only concern, then choose a password or pattern that makes maximum use of the available options. In other words, use a long password of multiple characters or choose a complicated unlock pattern that travels in multiple-crossing ways. The end result is forcing your potential hacker to make many, many iterations ...


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If you're using mobile data connection, you don't have to worry because you should not be able to open ports (at least I am not). If you are connected to wi-fi, you can open ports. Then you just need a computer which is connected to same network and install nmap on it and do a port scan but first you have to find out your phones local ip (not by going to ...



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