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Advice please for app testing??

Postby Tool » Thu May 09, 2013 2:57 pm

I was browsing Craigslist and found a posting for app testers. The guy claims that it will collect data such as gyroscope, accelorometer and such. He said I have to run it for 7 days and have to connect to wifi daily as the mobile network will not work for this app. He also asks for my device ID so that he can track the 7 days I have the app installed. I have the app, but it is not installed. I'm a little wary though. It could be collecting my personal data and if I'm not mistaken, with the proper knowledge and programs he could steal my phone by flashing another with my info. Any advice would be appreciated and if you are interested, I can send you the app to see what it's really doing. It was sent by email and is an apk
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Re: Advice please for app testing??

Postby ryanvade » Thu May 09, 2013 9:57 pm

I think it is a scam. I would not install it.
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Re: Advice please for app testing??

Postby tanmay.01 » Thu May 09, 2013 10:15 pm

If you want to do app testing... Volunteer on xda.. Then will pm you apps.
Never test the apps you mention. Might be legit. But who knows.
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Re: Advice please for app testing??

Postby Tool » Thu May 09, 2013 10:52 pm

Thanks. I'm pretty sure it's safe now. I found the company and the list of permissions which are sensors only and to send data about what the sensors receive such as gyroscope and such. No permissions to access data from apps, contacts, browsers or anything of that nature.
Basically, it's a tester to retrieve instrument data for a program to run in a new app.
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Re: Advice please for app testing??

Postby Micro » Tue May 14, 2013 10:21 pm

Ask him exactly what he means by device id's. I'm pretty sure he means your wireless mac address. You can always regenerate mac addresses. But on Android your device id is stored in the setting.db and depending on your phone this place can very. You can change it after with adb or download an app from google play to do this graphically...
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Re: Advice please for app testing??

Postby Tool » Thu May 16, 2013 4:07 pm

Micro wrote:Ask him exactly what he means by device id's. I'm pretty sure he means your wireless mac address. You can always regenerate mac addresses. But on Android your device id is stored in the setting.db and depending on your phone this place can very. You can change it after with adb or download an app from google play to do this graphically...

Ok, thanks. :D
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